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Conclusion

Sarah Elsie Baker

Sarah Baker is Lecturer in Culture and Context at the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has researched and published numerous articles focussed on consumption and domestic space. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retro Style : Class, Gender and Design in the Home

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...I began this book by outlining the changes in value of one particular retro item: flying ducks. I used this example because the history of these ceramic wall plaques exemplifies the processes, problems and questions I wanted to explore...

Introduction

Sarah Elsie Baker

Sarah Baker is Lecturer in Culture and Context at the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has researched and published numerous articles focussed on consumption and domestic space. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retro Style : Class, Gender and Design in the Home

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...On Saturday, May 26, 2007, the Guardian Weekend magazine published a special retro issue consisting of articles about retro food, cars, fashion, gardens and homes. The style section of the magazine featured enthusiasts in their living rooms...

Retro Homes, Taste and Cultural Distinction

Sarah Elsie Baker

Sarah Baker is Lecturer in Culture and Context at the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has researched and published numerous articles focussed on consumption and domestic space. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retro Style : Class, Gender and Design in the Home

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... with him. When showing me it, he said, (Dave, retro enthusiast, 2007) For me this is the most beautiful photo in the world. The photo is by an artist called Shirley Baker and it’s from 1965 and it’s actually set in Hulme, here, and it’s my...

Retro Style and the Cultural Politics of Everyday Life

Sarah Elsie Baker

Sarah Baker is Lecturer in Culture and Context at the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has researched and published numerous articles focussed on consumption and domestic space. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retro Style : Class, Gender and Design in the Home

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Two of the central questions asked in this book are whether domestic retro style represents an uncoupling of the relationship between class and taste, and whether the production and consumption of the style allow individuals to challenge...

The Definitions and Distinctions of Retro Style

Sarah Elsie Baker

Sarah Baker is Lecturer in Culture and Context at the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has researched and published numerous articles focussed on consumption and domestic space. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retro Style : Class, Gender and Design in the Home

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...I don’t understand what retro means. Is it stuff that is pretending to be old or something, you know like a ’60s lamp that was made in the year 2005, is that retro? Or is it old bits of crap, old bits of toot, what is it?… I don’t know what...

A History of the Retro Aesthetic

Sarah Elsie Baker

Sarah Baker is Lecturer in Culture and Context at the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has researched and published numerous articles focussed on consumption and domestic space. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retro Style : Class, Gender and Design in the Home

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... to consume retro styles in the same way as those participating in youth cultures. Rather, it is to infer that the values of “hipness/coolness,” “rebelliousness” and “authenticity,” which Sarah Thornton (1997:115) associates with subcultural...

Retro Interiors and Lifestyle Media

Sarah Elsie Baker

Sarah Baker is Lecturer in Culture and Context at the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has researched and published numerous articles focussed on consumption and domestic space. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retro Style : Class, Gender and Design in the Home

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... prefab in Wales as a second home, Sarah-Jane Magee says that it was her father’s love of vintage cars and racing of Aston Martins that got her interested in the style, and Gillian Milner talks of the 1970s orange blow-up chair that she bought...

Retro Femininities and Domestic Labor

Sarah Elsie Baker

Sarah Baker is Lecturer in Culture and Context at the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has researched and published numerous articles focussed on consumption and domestic space. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retro Style : Class, Gender and Design in the Home

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...In the late 1980s Angela McRobbie suggested that the consumption of retro styles allowed women to play with “the norms, conventions and expectations of femininity” (1989, reprinted in 1994:148). She argued that pastiche was not necessarily...

Retailing Retro

Sarah Elsie Baker

Sarah Baker is Lecturer in Culture and Context at the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has researched and published numerous articles focussed on consumption and domestic space. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retro Style : Class, Gender and Design in the Home

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The importance of retail spaces and those involved in the service industries in creating, establishing and communicating the value of goods has long been recognized by businesses and academic studies. As suggested in the previous chapter...