Tinkering

Katherine Wilson

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"Like the backyard inventers whose stories she chronicles, Katherine Wilson exudes intelligence, curiosity and skills acquired from a range of disciplines. Smart, relevant and witty, Tinkering introduces us to eccentrics, autodidacts and visionaries, and then reveals how their passions illuminate the contemporary world. Part page-turning narrative, part provocative argument, this is cultural criticism at its best."--Jeff Sparrow ***In Australia, practices of repair, invention, building, improvising, and crafting are becoming an important part of the informal economy and social cohesion. 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. (Series: Monash Studies in Australian Society) Subject: Sociology, DIY Culture]

ISBN: 9781925495478
Publication Date: 01-Oct-2017
Publisher: Monash University Publishing