You are here

The Life and Death and Life of Objects

PWR 2GMB - Fall 2014 - Instructor: Moyer, G.
Last Updated: 5-Sep-2014

A guide to resources for PWR 2GMB: The Life and Death and Life of Objects

Students in this class will learn about the processes that produce the things they use every day, analyzing the economic and social history of objects. Students echo this process as their central research and rhetorical investigation, selecting an everyday object and investigating its life cycle (from materials to maker and consumption to trash). Through this theme, students may explore familiar or unknown regions and communities, get a chance to build what they use, and connect their daily lives with their lives in the classroom.

Subject Librarians

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Coordinator of Newspaper Collection
(650) 725-6243
Live chat with librarians requires JavaScript.
Head of the Terman Engineering Library
(650) 725-1012
Live chat with librarians requires JavaScript.

Background and reference sources

Product information

Use these sources to determine how a product is made and what materials are used in its construction.

Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.
Green Library » InfoCenter (non-circulating) » T20 .C56 2003
4th ed. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2010.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Permanent reserve » QC21.2 .B59 2010
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, c2004.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » T47 .L2923 2004
1st American ed. London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley ; Boston, Mass. : Distributed by Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
Green Library » InfoCenter (non-circulating) » PE1629 .V5 1991 F

Selected books and media

[Harriman, NY] : New Day Films, [2012?]
Green Library » Media & Microtext Center (Lower level) » ZDVD 27795
[Harriman, N.Y.] : New Day Films [distributor], c2010.
Green Library » Media & Microtext Center (Lower level) » ZDVD 27737
Boston [Mass.]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Law Library (Crown) » Basement » RC533 .F76 2010
London : Portobello, 2009.
Green Library » Stacks » HB201 .P34 2009
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Green Library » Stacks » BD431 .K39 2007

Selected web resources