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Toward a repair movement? Fixers trying to mend the relationship between production and consumption
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE  
Author/s: Lorenzo Giannini 
Year:  2014 Issue: 48 Language: Italian 
Pages:  11 Pg. 89-99 FullText PDF:  174 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SC2014-048009
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Over the past five years we have seen the emergence of a new kind of phenomenon that we might include under the term of ‘repair events’. Every event share the same structure, that is bringing together people with broken objects and people with the necessary repairing skills. Repair events are now quite widespread in several European countries. The paper outlines the brief and recent history of repair events and then focuses on the meanings around which repairers frame their identity as a collective, through a content analysis of their Facebook profiles, websites and blog, showing how fixers’ collective and organized practices are substantially placing them as a new kind of mediator in the conflictual relationship between producers and consumers.
Keywords: Fixers, planned obsolescence, content analisys, production, prosumerism, repair events.

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Lorenzo Giannini, Toward a repair movement? Fixers trying to mend the relationship between production and consumption in "SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE " 48/2014, pp. 89-99, DOI:10.3280/SC2014-048009

   

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