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.
Posted in Business & Economics

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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American Journal of Philately

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Stamp collecting

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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

Author: N.A

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Goat Keeping

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473352185

Category: Nature

Page: 54

View: 2870

This early work is a fascinating read for any goat enthusiast or historian of the breed, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical for the amateur or professional goat farmer today. Contents Include: How Goats are Kept; Choosing a Goat; Feeding the Milking Goat; The Kids; Milk; Health; List of Books; and Index. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Posted in Nature

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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The Athenæum

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

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Publisher: N.A

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The Athenaeum

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Every Saturday

A Journal of Choice Reading

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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Blown to Bits

Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion

Author: Harold Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry R. Lewis

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0137135599

Category: Computers

Page: 366

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Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.
Posted in Computers

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.
Posted in History

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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