On The Button: The Significance of an Ordinary Item

On The Button: The Significance of an Ordinary Item

by Nina Edwards

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848855847
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 11/22/2011
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nina Edwards is a freelance writer. She is also an actor and lives in London.

Table of Contents

Introduction
• As a notion
• Why we collect
• The Enlightenment button
• Gentlemen prefer buttons
• Commerce and cuteness
• War and grief
• Culture and creed
• Sex, love and buttons
• Arts and crafts
• Dash my buttons!
• Glossary
• Bibliography
• Websites
• End notes

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