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An analysis of the role and meaning of objects in the post-war period of shortages. The book makes use of official documents, diaries and memoirs, fiction, films, photographs, posters, treated as sources of knowledge on the ways of functioning of objects and their perception. Three case studies organized around the category of “found,” “guest” and “new” objects illustrate the relations between objects and subjects.
Keywords: objects, images, post-war period, shortage, looting, social conceptualizations.
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