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The idea of duality has proved to be a powerful device in modern work on the economics of consumer behaviour. The authors have used duality to provide an integrated and accessible treatment of this subject. The book focuses on applications of the theory to welfare economics and econometric…read more

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Tying together of several distinct cultural patterns during this century to create a culture of respectability and its impact on popular culture, trade, politics, social dynamics, and literature, this original and thoughtful work provides a comprehensive and much-needed understanding of the…read more

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Brands are supposed to meet their customers' needs; but does industry understand what really matters to them? The Brand Strategist's Guide to Desire provides a ground-breaking model for understanding and responding to consumer desire, offering brands a way to build strong relationships and gain…read more

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The changing economic environment for the consumer that is emerging from the wreckage of the financial credit crunch plays directly into the importance of food spending. This is certainly true from the perspective of food prices in the short run, but also from the perspective of sustainability and…read more

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‘ The Unmanageable Consumer has long been one of my favorite books in the sociology of consumption. This long overdue third edition has updated and revised the basic argument in many ways. Most importantly, it now offers a new chapter on the consumer as worker or, more generally, the prosumer.…read more

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Investigates the current state of selling, whether this is groceries, politicians, information or motorcars. Unlike any other phenomenon, retailization reflects the complexity and diffusion of information processes and the media in the online market. The authors explore the all-pervasive nature of…read more

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Predictive analytics, data mining and big data are key topics for organizations who want to leverage the ever increasing amounts of data that they hold about people. This easy to read, in-depth guide provides readers with a solid understanding of predictive analytics, and how it should be applied…read more

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Education in consumer affairs has become increasingly important in recent years with the growth of consumer societies in many parts of the world. This practical handbook is a guide to teachers on the various aspects of the field; it looks at the consumer world in its political, social and economic…read more