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The Water Bottle
This paper is a Prown's object analysis of a cultural artifact, the typical water bottle.
# 103636 | 2,200 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on May 22, 2008 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Business (Marketing) , Business (Consumer Behavior)

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This paper explains that water bottles, designed to hold water and any sort of liquid, come in a variety of shapes, sizes and even methods of use. The author points out that, while water bottles originally may have been developed for athletic purposes, they now have become both a fashion statement and a convenience item. The paper states that the water bottle as a cultural artifact is an important element of a greater cultural development called commoditization. The author suggests that, in analyzing the water bottle as a commodity and as a cultural relic, it is best to rely on a qualitative methodology, which will allow the researcher to approach this topic from an phenomenological perspective rather than a deterministic, quantitative perspective that might obscure the fact that actual people use water bottles in a myriad of ways and for a number of diverse purposes. The paper includes a colored picture of water bottles.

Table of Content:
Substantial Analysis
Formal Analysis
Sensory Engagement
Intellectual Engagement
Emotional Response
Theories & Hypothesis
Program of Research

From the Paper:

"The water bottle is a work of architecture as much as it is an item of convenience. In architecture, form and function are uniquely inter-related and in design related specialties that must pay attention to this relationship, how the designer melds these two attributes is critical to the final appearance and practicality of the item in question. For the water bottle, it can be seen that function follows form. The most important attribute of the typical water bottle is the manner in which it holds water and how easily it can be grasped by the human hand without any form of manual assistance in the form of another individual or a lifting device such as a strap or a handle."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Applbaum, Kalman. The Marketing Era: From Professional Practice to Global Provisioning. New York: Routledge, 2004.
  • "Camelbak Polycarbonate." (online). Apr.6, 2007< /b?ie=UTF8&node=3395091>.
  • "Press Releases." Coca-Cola, Investor Relations (online). Apr.7, 2007<>.
  • Curtis, Debra. "Commodities and Sexual Subjectivities: A Look at Capitalism and Its Desires." Cultural Anthropology, 19/1(2004): 95.
  • Edwards, Tim. Men in the Mirror: Men's Fashion, Masculinity and Consumer Society. London, Cassell; 1997.

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