Retailisation

The Here, There and Everywhere of Retail

Author: Francesca de Châtel,Robin Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135476098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Investigates the current state of selling, whether this is groceries, politicians, information or motorcars. Unlike any other phenomenon, retailization reflects the complexity and diffusion of information processes and the media in the online market. The authors explore the all-pervasive nature of retail in the physical world, the virtual world and the peripheral spaces in between. Coverage includes: interviews with Asda, MOMA, the Tate Modern, Wal-Mart, Sony, Habitat, Manchester United and Volkswagen, while Bill Mitchell, Dean of Architecture at MIT, architects Jon Jerde, Rem Koolhas and Ben van Berkel, as well as David Peek, psychologist behind the Bluewater Shopping Mall, are all individually interviewed.
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Historical Racialized Toys in the United States

Author: Christopher P. Barton,Kyle Somerville

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315528886

Category: Social Science

Page: 100

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This book explores the history of children’s toys and games bearing racial stereotypes, and the role these objects played in the creation and maintenance of structures of racialism and racism in the United States, from approximately 1865 to the 1930s. This time period is one in which the creation of structures of childhood and children’s socialization into race was fostered. Additionally, commodities, like toys, were didactic and disciplinary media in the creation, modification and reproduction of Victorian society. This volume: will shed light on issues of identity, ideology, and hegemony; will appeal to those interested in historical archaeology, critical theory, and constructions of racism and class, as well as material culture scholars, and antiques collectors; will be suitable for upper-level courses in historical archaeology, modern American history, and material culture studies.
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The Lancet London

A Journal of British and Foreign Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Physiology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Public Health and News. 1872, [3.] Advertiser

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Publisher: N.A

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Beastly Possessions

Animals in Victorian Consumer Culture

Author: Sarah Amato

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442648740

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 1122

In Beastly Possessions, Sarah Amato chronicles the unusual ways in which Victorians of every social class brought animals into their daily lives. Captured, bred, exhibited, collected, and sold, ordinary pets and exotic creatures – as well as their representations – became commodities within Victorian Britain's flourishing consumer culture. As a pet, an animal could be a companion, a living parlour decoration, and proof of a household's social and moral status. In the zoo, it could become a public pet, an object of curiosity, a symbol of empire, or even a consumer mascot. Either kind of animal might be painted, photographed, or stuffed as a taxidermic specimen. Using evidence ranging from pet-keeping manuals and scientific treatises to novels, guidebooks, and ephemera, this fascinating, well-illustrated study opens a window into an underexplored aspect of life in Victorian Britain.
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Animals and Human Society

Changing Perspectives

Author: Aubrey Manning,James Serpell,Professor of Humane Ethics & Animal Welfare James Serpell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134874278

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Modern society is beginning to re-examine its whole relationship with animals and the natural world. Until recently issues such as animal welfare and environmental protection were considered the domain of small, idealistic minorities. Now, these issues attract vast numbers of articulate supporters who collectively exercise considerable political muscle. Animals, both wild and domestic, form the primary focus of concern in this often acrimonious debate. Yet why do animals evoke such strong and contradictory emotions in people - and do our western attitudes have anything in common with those of other societies and cultures? Bringing together a range of contributions from distinguished experts in the field, Animals and Society explores the importance of animals in society from social, historical and cross-cultural perspectives.
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American Journal of Philately

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Stamp collecting

Page: N.A

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The Athenæum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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Shopping for Bombs

Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network

Author: Gordon Corera

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195375238

Category: History

Page: 304

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The riveting, inside story of the rise and fall of AQ Khan and his role in the devastating spread of nuclear technology over the last thirty years is told through this unique window into the challenges of stopping a new nuclear arms race.
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The Athenaeum

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Publisher: N.A

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Extraordinary Popular Delusions

Author: Charles Mackay

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 3216

DIVClassic survey of crowd psychology takes an illuminating, entertaining look at 3 historic swindles: "The Mississippi Scheme," "The South-Sea Bubble," and "Tulipomania." Essential reading for investors. /div
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Material Cultures

Why Some Things Matter

Author: Daniel Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135361630

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This volume is an ethnographic study of material cultures. Incorporating local and global dimensions, a team of scholars explore the changing experiences of cultures in locations as disparate as the Philippines and Northern Ireland. Material culture and consumption studies have undergone something of a renaissance recently. This study provides an up-to-date analysis of a developing field in sociological and anthropological based courses.; This book is intended for undergraduate/MA courses on material culture and consumption within cultural studies and anthropology degree schemes.
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London's Oldest Rugby Clubs

Author: Dick Tyson

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781899163861

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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A comprehensive guide to every London rugby club that is over 100 years old - whether or not they are still playing.
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The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

With Sketches of Several Distinguished Colored Persons: to which is Added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans

Author: William Cooper Nell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 055753528X

Category: African American soldiers

Page: 396

View: 5628

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OECD Insights Economic Globalisation Origins and consequences

Origins and consequences

Author: Huwart Jean-Yves,Verdier Loïc

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264111905

Category:

Page: 156

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This publication reviews the major turning points in the history of economic integration, and in particular the pace at which it has accelerated since the 1990s. It also considers its impact in four crucial areas, namely employment, development, the environment and financial stability.
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