The Dialectics of Shopping
- List Price: $72.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
- Publish date: 03/01/2001
- ISBN: 9780226526461
- ISBN10: 0226526461
Miller's companions are mostly women who confront these contradictions as they shop. They placate their children with items that combine nutrition with taste or usefulness with style. They decide between shopping at the local store or at the impersonal, but less expensive, mall. They tell of their sympathy for environmental concerns but somehow avoid much ethical shopping. They are faced with a selection of shops whose shifts and mergers often reveal extraordinary stories of their own.
Filled with entertaining -- and thoroughly familiar -- stories of shoppers and shops, this book will interest scholars across a broad range of disciplines.