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Description - Commodifying Everything by Susan Strasser

"Commodification" refers most explicitly to the activities of turning things into commodities and of commercialising that which is not commercial in essence. The mass marketing of pets, the rise of the coffin industry, the conversion of preacher into salesmen, and the globalization of Taleggio cheese are some of the exciting but surprising topics in this volume that show how friendship, death, spirituality, and artisanship all have a price after being commodified. This unique collection of essays is a fascinating take on creating consumer products and consumer identities when what's for sale goes well beyond the thing itself. It will be a course-in-a-box for instructors who want to teach their students about commodification

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415935913
ISBN-10: 0415935911
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Susan Strasser

Susan Strasser is a Professor of History at the University of Delaware. Her scholarly work focuses on the intersection of private and public: domestic experiences and American corporate activity. She is the author of several books including Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash and Never Done: A History of American Housework

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