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When ladies go a-thieving : middle-class shoplifters in the Victorian department store

Author: Elaine S Abelson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book focuses on middle-class urban women as participants in new forms of consumer culture. Abelson argues that in the interest of concealing the darker side of consumerism, women of the middle  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine S Abelson
ISBN: 0195071425 9780195071429
OCLC Number: 27204596
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Allan Nevins Prize.
Description: ix, 292 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Urban women and the emergence of shopping --
The world of the store --
The two-way mirror --
Invisible authority --
Dilemmas of detection --
Shoplifting ladies --
" . . . Disposition shady, but a perfect lady".
Responsibility: Elaine S. Abelson.
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