2002
DOI: 10.1177/0961463x02011001002 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: This article examines the ways in which time is revisioned within the marketing discourses of the diamond trade. Time, it is argued, is a key component in the ways in which consumers are interpellated as buyers of diamonds. The article explores a series of time `frames' in order to excavate the ways in which time is used in marketing rhetoric and strategies. Crucial to the strategy is the rupture between labour time and `diamond time' which concentrates upon romantic evocations and the role of diamonds as sign… Show more

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