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Point of sale : analyzing media retail

Author: Daniel Herbert; Derek Johnson
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Point of Sale offers the first significant attempt to center media retail as a vital component in the study of popular culture. It brings together fifteen essays by top media scholars with their fingers on the pulse of both the changes that foreground retail in a digital age and the history that has made retail a fundamental part of the culture industries. The book reveals why retail matters as a site of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Herbert; Derek Johnson
ISBN: 9780813595528 0813595525 9780813595535 0813595533
OCLC Number: 1100000780
Description: viii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Retail and new media technologies. Industrial crossroads or cross purposes? Circuit City, DIVX, and the history of multifunctional media retailers / Daniel Herbert --
Amazon, bookseller : disruption and continuity in digital capitalism / Emily West --
The first sale doctrine and U.S. media retail / Gregory Steirer --
Game retail and crowdfunding / Hekki Tyni and Olli Sotamaa --
The app store : female consumers, shopping, and digital culture / Elizabeth Affuso --
Media and the politics of constructing retail space. Shelf flow : spatial logics, product categorizations, and media brands at retail / Avi Santo --
Get your cape on : Target's invitation to the DC Universe / Ethan Tussey and Meredith Bak --
Shop, makeover, love : transformative paratexts and aspirational fandom for female-drive franchises / Courtney Brannon Donoghue --
Female treble : gender, record retail, and a play for space / Tim J. Anderson --
"It's not just commerce, it's community" : erotic media and the feminist sex-toy store revolution / Lynn Comella --
Practices and participation in media retail communities. Comic book stores as sites of struggle / Benjamin Woo and Nasreen Rajani --
From dealers' room to exhibit hall : comic retailing and the San Diego Comic Con / Erin Hanna --
The changing scales of diasporic media retail / Evan Elkins --
Delivering media : the convenience store as media mix hub / Marc Steinberg --
Retail wizardry : constructing media fantasies from the point of sale / Derek Johnson.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Herbert and Derek Johnson.


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