The study is premised on examining the tension between the social and the self as represented in the struggle for meaning between social determinism and individual agency. A three-tiered analysis was used to interpret observations and interviews with 23 women who participated in the study: the first analysis considered the objects themselves; the second analysis focused on selection processes as described by study participants; the third analysis examined cultural influences and processes that contribute to cultural reproduction in home decor. Using a process of interpretive inquiry, field data were placed in dialogue with existing cultural theories to support interpretive claims about the ways in which meaning and value is conferred on objects of home decor.My Favorite Things The objects of home decor celebrate ideals, mark lifea#39;s milestones, and are considered to be ... The shelf held a collection of miniatures, including figurines, teddy bears, and a pink box of tic tac mints that were received asanbsp;...
|Title||:||Processes of Cultural Reproduction in Material Culture: A Study of Latter-day Saint Home Decor|
|Author||:||Eileen Ringnalda Barron|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|