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Trigger Issues: Diamonds links bling, Sharon Stone and blood. Their many facets reflect on the ridiculously rich and the world’s poorest people, across continents from Russia to South Africa (nearly always via Israel). These pieces of carbon have, over centuries, become the ultimate ‘rocks’: desired, possessed, traded, smuggled and, literally for many, ‘to die for’.
The Trigger Issues series presents single objects that have had far-reaching impact on the modern world. Each item is explored through its effects on society and often surprising cultural connections. Exposing topical items in a new light these are short, sharp and provocative booklets.
|Dimensions:||174 x 124mm|
|Page extent:||96 pages|
|Publication date:||October 2006 (UK), May 2007 (US)|
Date added: February 23, 2007
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