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A Theory of Shopping - a book by Miller, Daniel

A Theory of Shopping

A Theory of Shopping( )
Author: Miller, Daniel
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Polity Press
Book Format:Ebook
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A Theory of Shopping offers a highly original perspective on one of our most basic everyday activities - shopping. We commonly assume that shopping is primarily concerned with individuals and materialism. But Miller rejects this assumption and follows the surprising route of analysing shopping by means of an analogy with anthropological studies of sacrificial ritual. He argues that the act of purchasing goods is almost always linked to other social relations, and most especially those...
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Detailed Subjects: Business & Economics / Consumer Behavior
Social Science / Sociology / General
Social Science / Sociology / Urban
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.931 x 0.585 Inches
Book Weight:1.5 Pounds

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