Bookcover of Cultural Representations and Transformations of a "Girl's Best Friend"
Booktitle:

Cultural Representations and Transformations of a "Girl's Best Friend"

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2016-08-19 )

Books loader

Omni badge eligible for voucher
ISBN-13:

978-3-659-93098-0

ISBN-10:
3659930989
EAN:
9783659930980
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Are diamonds really a girl’s best friend? Diamond jewelry became a booming industry in the United States after World War II. Many advertisements at the time emphasized themes of love and devotion that are only accurately expressed when you buy diamond jewelry for your significant other. These positive images of diamond jewelry changed drastically in the 1990s when the label “blood diamond” was introduced to describe both the environmental and humanitarian crises of the natural diamond industry, predominantly in Africa. This book discusses the emergence of diamond jewelry in the United States, the ways in which the lab-made diamond industry is a technological solution for blood diamonds, and how diamonds made from ashes complicate the average consumers’ traditional vision of diamond jewelry. Ultimately this book shows that there is still a plethora of natural diamonds in the earth, but lab-made diamonds eliminate the environmental and humanitarian issues associated with natural diamonds. There are consumers that will prefer purchasing natural diamonds, but a new generation of consumers, mainly Millenials, are looking for alternative sources for diamond jewelry.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Bryn Whiteley
Number of pages:
144
Published on:
2016-08-19
Stock:
Available
Category:
Sociological theories
Price:
55.90 €
Keywords:
consumer culture, diamonds, Philanthropic Consumption, Lab-made, LifeGem, Death Technology

Books loader

Adyen::diners Adyen::jcb Adyen::discover Adyen::amex Adyen::mc Adyen::visa Adyen::cup Adyen::unionpay Adyen::paypal Paypal Wire Transfer

  0 products in the shopping cart
Edit cart
Loading frontend
LOADING