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The steal : a cultural history of shoplifting

Author: Rachel Shteir
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of shoplifting assesses its cultural and economic significance, tracing its rise with the onset of department stores, its pathology, and its role as a symbol of anti-establishment sentiments and hyper-consumerism.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Shteir
ISBN: 9781594202971 1594202974
OCLC Number: 681488393
Description: 256 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Theft and punishment --
Kleptos and reformers --
Abbie Hoffman meets the Chinese handcuffs --
Robin Hoods 2.0 --
Among shoplifters --
Hot products --
Boosters --
The thrill of the steal --
The rise and fall of the shoplifting celebrity --
The shoplifting addict --
To catch a thief --
The future of LP --
The disease is incurable --
Shame.
Other Titles: Cultural history of shoplifting
Responsibility: Rachel Shteir.

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A history of shoplifting assesses its cultural and economic significance, tracing its rise with the onset of department stores, its pathology, and its role as a symbol of anti-establishment sentiments and hyper-consumerism.
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