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On the Commerce of Thinking

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230365
eISBN:
9780823235476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230365.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book concerns the particular communication of thoughts that takes place by means of the business of writing, producing, and selling books. The author's reflection is born out of his relation to ... More


The Scents of the Bookstore

Jean-Luc Nancy

in On the Commerce of Thinking

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230365
eISBN:
9780823235476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230365.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The bookstore is a perfumery, rotisserie, patisserie: a dispensary of scents and flavors through which something like a fragrance or bouquet of the book is divined, presumed, sensed. It is where one ... More


The Commerce of Thinking

Jean-Luc Nancy

in On the Commerce of Thinking

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230365
eISBN:
9780823235476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230365.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The book always and only goes from Idea to Idea. Its opening, its enlivened and loosened pages—followed from right to left and from top to bottom, or in the opposite directions and following every ... 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


Serving the Entertained Consumer: The Multifunction Bookstore

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/9780226525921.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter focuses on the history of multifunction bookstore in the U.S. designed to entertain customers. This trend was pioneered by independent bookstores in the 1980s and later reproduced by ... More


End-Times Prophecy for Dummies: Reading The Late Great Planet Earth

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines how readers engaged with Hal Lindsey's The Late Great Planet Earth and the debates surrounding it. The Late Great Planet Earth was explicitly marketed to two distinct ... More


Feminist Bookstores: Building Identity

Daphne Spain

in Constructive Feminism: Women's Spaces and Women's Rights in the American City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453199
eISBN:
9781501704130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453199.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines how feminist bookstores revealed multidimensional and complex female identities that could transform women’s sense of self. These bookstores were often an outgrowth of women’s ... More


Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Laura J. Miller

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Over the past half-century, bookselling, like many retail industries, has evolved from an arena dominated by independent bookstores to one in which chain stores have significant market share. And as ... More


Conversations in Bookstores

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0032
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author shares interesting stories that took place at the bookstore during the Sixth International Conference on Creationism, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in August 2008. The ... More


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


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