Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

This accessible, smart, and expansive book on shopping's impact on American life is in part historical, stretching back to the mid-19th century, yet also has a contemporary focus, with material on recent trends in shopping from the internet to Zagat's guides. Drawing inspiration from both Pierre Bourdieu's work and Walter Benjamin's seminal essay on the shopping arcades of 19th-century Paris, Zukin explores the forces that have made shopping so central to our lives: the rise of consumer culture, the never-ending quest for better value, and shopping's ability to help us improve our social status and attain new social identities.

Buy Point of Purchase book by Sharon Zukin from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415950435
ISBN-10: 0415950430
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Point of Purchase book by Sharon Zukin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Sharon Zukin

Sharon Zukin teaches sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and at Brooklyn College, where she holds an endowed chair. She is the author of numerous books and articles, and is a major figure in both urban studies and cultural sociology. She lives in New York City.

Books By Author Sharon Zukin

Global Cities, Local Streets by Sharon Zukin

Global Cities, Local Streets

Hardback, July 2015
$222.30
Naked City by Sharon Zukin

Naked City

Paperback, June 2011
$22.46
Beyond Marx and Tito by Sharon Zukin

Beyond Marx and Tito

Paperback, October 2008
$44.96
After the World Trade Center by Sharon Zukin

After the World Trade Center

Hardback, May 2002
$74.69