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Cigarette Lighter

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ISBN-10: 1501307363

ISBN-13: 9781501307362

Edition: 2016

Authors: Jack Pendarvis, Christopher Schaberg, Ian Bogost

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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.Smokers, survivalists, teenagers, collectors…. The cigarette lighter is a charged, complex, yet often entirely disposable object that moves across these various groups of people, acquiring and emitting different meanings while always supplying its primary function, that of ignition. While the lighter may seem at first a niche object-only for old fashioned cigarette smokers-in this book Jack Pendarvis explodes the lighter as something with deep history, as something with quirky episodes in cultural contexts, and as something that dances with wide ranging taboos and traditions. Pendarvis…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic & Professional
Publication date: 1/28/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 4.88" wide x 6.57" long x 0.49" tall
Weight: 0.484

Christopher Schaberg is Associate Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, USA, and author of The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (2013).

Ian Bogost is Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Founding Partner at Persuasive Games LLC, and the coauthor of Newsgames: Journalism at Play (MIT Press, 2010).