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Cross-cultural consumption : global markets, local realities

Author: David Howes
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
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What does an American refrigerator mean in the Solomon Islands?Cross-Cultural Consumption is a fascinating guide to the cultural implications of the globalization of a consumer society.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Howes, David, 1957-
Cross-cultural consumption.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1996
(DLC) 96007701
(OCoLC)34475591
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Howes
ISBN: 0585448175 9780585448176 0203437780 9780203437780 0203746023 9780203746028 1280109947 9781280109942 9780415138895 0415138892 9780415138888 0415138884
OCLC Number: 52418946
Description: 1 online resource (x, 214 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : commodities and cultural borders / David Howes --
The empire's old clothes : fashioning the colonial subject / Jean Comaroff --
Sugar cane, coca-cola and hypermarkets : consumption and surrealism in the Argentine Northwest / Constance Classen --
Perishable goods : modes of consumption in the Pacific Islands / Jean-Marc Philibert and Christine Jourdan --
Cooking the books : global or local identities in contemporary British food cultures? / Allison James --
Coffee breaks and coffee connections : the lived experience of a commodity in Tanzanian and European worlds / Brad Weiss --Selling Guatemala : Maya export products in US mail-order catalogues / Carol Hendrickson --
Negotiating identities in Quito's cultural borderlands : native women's performances for the Ecuadorean tourist market / Mary M Crain --
Cultural appropriation and resistance in the American Southwest : decommodifying 'Indianness' / David Howes --
Transforming images ; communication technologies and cultural identity in Nishnawbe-Aski / Marian Bredin --
Epilogue : the dynamics and ethics of cross-cultural consumption / Constance Classen and David Howes.
Responsibility: edited by David Howes.

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