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Jessica Ellen Sewell

in Women and the Everyday City: Public Space in San Francisco, 1890-1915

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669738
eISBN:
9781452947150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669738.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter looks at women's various domestic errands, particularly shopping. The chapter looks specifically at downtown shopping districts, grocery stores, and local main streets. In these ... More


Extensions and Implications

Mario Luis Small

in Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384352
eISBN:
9780199869893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384352.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter contrasts the organizational embeddedness perspective to the standard social capital perspective. It argues for a focus not merely on structure and position but also on context, everyday ... More


Connecting Spheres Women's Work and Women's Lives In Milwaukee's Italian Third Ward

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In Milwaukee, the largest Italian enclave was defined by the boundaries of the Third Ward, where businesswomen worked as grocers, restaurateurs, saloon keepers, and purveyors of dry goods. Female ... More


Food Cooperatives before the Great Depression

Anne Meis Knupfer

in Food Co-ops in America: Communities, Consumption, and Economic Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451140
eISBN:
9780801467714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451140.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the practices and ideologies of food co-ops established prior to the Great Depression. Before the Civil War, most buying clubs and food co-ops were formed by workingmen's ... More


Reconnecting marketing to ‘market-things’: How grocery equipment drove modern consumption (Progressive Grocer, 1929–1959)

Franck Cochoy

in Reconnecting Marketing to Markets

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199578061
eISBN:
9780191738043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578061.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter argues that market agencies include the distributive devices and the ‘distributed agency’ that make consumers move, goods flow, and supply side actors prosper. It proposes to study ... More


The Wired Home: Commodified Belonging for the Transnational Family

Madhavi Mallapragada

in Virtual Homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038631
eISBN:
9780252096563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038631.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the idealized construction of the Indian immigrant home and household in online grocery stores, shopping sites, and banking sites. Through close readings of these sites, it ... More


What Can the Price Gap between Branded and Private-Label Products Tell Us about Markups?

Robert Barsky, Mark Bergen, Shantanu Dutta, and Daniel Levy

in Scanner Data and Price Indexes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226239651
eISBN:
9780226239668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239668.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter utilizes an original data set that combines retail and wholesale data for a grocery store chain. The nature of manufacturing by copackers and its implications for marginal costs is then ... More


Prologue Sunflower County, 1994

Chris Myers Asch

in The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872024
eISBN:
9781469603537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878057_asch.4
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how Sunflower can be a beautiful place even in the heat of late summer. As a native of Washington, D.C., the author had never experienced rural life, and he found himself ... More


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