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Commercial Culture and Its Discontents

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This introductory chapter discusses the history of bookselling and the book trade in the U.S. It addresses the question of how book professionals position themselves in relation to some general ... More


The Revolt of the Retailers: Independent Bookseller Activism

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter explores the history of independent bookseller activism in the U.S. It explains that independent booksellers' activism took three related forms. These include the use of their trade ... More


Pursuing the Citizen-Consumer: Consumption as Politics

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines how some people outside the ranks of book professionals have taken action against the spread of large-scale, rationalized bookselling in the U.S. It looks at the activism on the ... More


Public and private on the housing estate: small community groups, activism and local officials

Eleanor Jupp

in Rethinking the public: Innovations in research, theory and politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424167
eISBN:
9781447303275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424167.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter presents an enthnographic study of community activism in the UK, showing how local women and officials mediated the governmental turn to ‘community’ through their work with teenagers and ... More


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