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The Resource Tinkering : Australians reinvent DIY culture, Katherine Wilson

Tinkering : Australians reinvent DIY culture, Katherine Wilson

Label
Tinkering : Australians reinvent DIY culture
Title
Tinkering
Title remainder
Australians reinvent DIY culture
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Wilson
Title variation
Tinkering
Title variation remainder
Australians reinvent do it yourself culture
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At a time when the labour-market is failing as a source of security and identity for many, domestic tinkering is emerging as a legitimate occupation in a way we have not seen since pre-industrial times. In Australia, practices of repair, invention, building, improvising, and crafting, that take place in sheds, back-yards, paddocks, kitchens, and home-workshops, are becoming an important part of the informal economy and social cohesion, complicating distinctions between work and leisure, amateur and professional, production and consumption. Building on the work of historians, sociologists, psychologists, and economists, but with a journalist's impulse for the currency of her story, Katherine Wilson documents domestic tinkering as an undervalued form of material creativity, social connection, psychological sanctuary, personal identity, and even political activism. Tinkering: Australians Reinvent DIY Culture mounts a surprising case for the profound value of domestic tinkering in contemporary Australia. 'A rich world emerges in this well-crafted and well-researched book. The journalistic writing belies the deep theorisation of the topic, and Wilson moves fluidly among theoretical, ethnographic, and narrative elements to make an original study of maker culture. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.' ̃ Kirsty Robertson'A length of fencing wire, in my farm boy childhood, could fix just about anything. This book has similar miraculous powers. It mixes sociology, science, economics, philosophy, anthropology, and good old tinkerer know-how into an illuminating analysis of the clash between old and new ways of work. Full of fascinating insights and fascinating people, this book is a reminder that work is never just work, and can still have soul.'- Mark Davis"--Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10625217
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Katherine
Dewey number
331
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Repairing
  • Repairing
  • Self-service (Economics)
  • Self-service (Economics)
  • Do-it-yourself work
  • Repairing
  • Australians
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Australians reinvent DIY culture
Label
Tinkering : Australians reinvent DIY culture, Katherine Wilson
Link
http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-520413284
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Illustrations on end papers
  • Contains biographical information
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-293)
Carrier category
  • volume
  • online resource
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059950781
Dimensions
21 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 293 pages
File format
one file format
Isbn
9781925495478
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, fasimiles
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)985209511
Label
Tinkering : Australians reinvent DIY culture, Katherine Wilson
Link
http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-520413284
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Illustrations on end papers
  • Contains biographical information
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-293)
Carrier category
  • volume
  • online resource
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059950781
Dimensions
21 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 293 pages
File format
one file format
Isbn
9781925495478
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, fasimiles
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)985209511

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