Air Conditioning and the Material Culture of Routine Human Encasement

  title={Air Conditioning and the Material Culture of Routine Human Encasement},
  author={Russell Hitchings and Shu Jun Lee},
  journal={Journal of Material Culture},
  pages={251 - 265}
There are many factors shaping the relationship between human bodies and their immediate environments and the mechanical control of ambient thermal conditions is playing an increasingly important part. It is with this in mind that this article travels to the tropical island of Singapore where the assumption that the air surrounding people should generally be cooled has quietly become entrenched. Specifically we focus on the young people we find in this country and consider how the presence of… 

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