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Lived experiences of public consumption : encounters with value in marketplaces on five continents

Author: Daniel Thomas Cook
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: Consumption and public life.
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This collection of original ethnographically based research from five continents, provides insights into the dynamics of stability and change in our globalizing world. The chapters comprising Live  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Thomas Cook
ISBN: 9780230517042 0230517048
OCLC Number: 183928711
Description: xv, 251 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Dramaturgies of value in market places --
Part I Playing In and With Market Places --
1. The play of authenticity in Thai handicraft markets --
2. Tradition, adventure, and pleasure in Santiago, Chile's informal markets --
3. Shopping for people, or Shopping for people?: Deciphering the object of consumption among tourists in Banaras --
Part II Blurred Boundaries Between Market and Home --
4. 'Pleasure from bitterness': Shopping and leisure in the everyday lives of Taiwanese mothers --
5. 'Attention, shoppers - Family being constructed on aisle six!': Grocery shopping and the accomplishment of family --
Part III Transgressions and interstitial spaces --
6. Spreadiing like a dis/ease?: Afro-Jamaican higglers and the dynamics of race/color, class and gender --
7. 'The flow of words and the flow of value': illegal behavior, social identity and marketplace experience in Turin, Italy --
Part IV Global Patrons, Globalizing Markets --
8. Beyond borders: the politics and place of the global shop --
9. Framing a Fair Trade Life: tensions in the Fair Trade Marketplace --
10. The mall and the street: practices of public consumption in Mumbai --
11. 'They come, and they are happy': a gender topography of consurmer space in Dubai.
Series Title: Consumption and public life.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Thomas Cook.
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