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Object oriented identity construction: A study on subcultures of automobile modification in Turkey

Ülkebaş, Selen Devrim;

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Today within consumerism, products become tools of social communication. Symbolic meanings of objects allow individuals to communicate their identities, social status and personal characteristics through products. Moreover, some consumers who are not satisfied by the offerings of the industry, perform some kind of bricolage; not only to create new forms, but also new meanings according to their usage practices. Automobile modification is this kind of form and meaning reproduction. Especially, subcultures of automobile modification perform this activity in order to construct their subcultural identity. In this sense, this paper aims to analyze object oriented identity construction of automobile modification subcultures in Turkey.

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Palavras-chave: consumption, identity, subcultures, automobile modification,

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DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0050

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Ülkebaş, Selen Devrim; "Object oriented identity construction: A study on subcultures of automobile modification in Turkey", p. 365-371 . In: Tradition, Transition, Tragectories: major or minor influences? [=ICDHS 2014 - 9th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0050

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