Lived Experiences Of Public Consumption: Encounters with Value in Marketplaces on Five Continents

Perfect | April 1, 2008

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Lived Experiences of Public Consumption brings together original research of anthropologists and sociologists whose work begins with the premise that culture and markets/commerce are inseparable. Chapters cover a range of topical areas such as authenticity in a Thai handicraft market, higgerling among women in Jamaica and global shopping in Australia. Cultures and practices from almost every continent are represented in studies addressing the ways in which the shifting landscapes of global commerce find expression in the political dynamics of marketplaces.

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Lived Experiences of Public Consumption brings together original research of anthropologists and sociologists whose work begins with the premise that culture and markets/commerce are inseparable. Chapters cover a range of topical areas such as authenticity in a Thai handicraft market, higgerling among women in Jamaica and global shoppi...

Format:PerfectDimensions:251 pages, 8.8 × 5.52 × 0.77 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230517048

ISBN - 13:9780230517042

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Dramaturgies of Value in Market Places; D.T.Cook
PART 1: PLAYING IN AND WITH MARKET PLACES
The Play of Authenticity in Thai Handicraft Markets; F.F.Wherry
Tradition, Adventure, and Pleasure in Santiago, Chile's Informal Markets; J.Stillerman
Shopping for People, or Shopping for People? Deciphering the Object of Consumption among Tourists in Banaras; J.Huberman
PART 2: BLURRED BOUNDARIES BETWEEN MARKET AND HOME
'Pleasure from Bitterness': Shopping and Leisure in the Everyday Lives of Taiwanese Mothers; Y.Chen
Grocery Shopping and the Accomplishment of Family; J.Phillips
PART 3: TRANSGRESSIONS AND INTERSTITIAL SPACES
Spreading Like a Dis/ease? Afro-Jamaican Higglers and the Dynamics of Race/Color, Class and Gender; W.Brown-Glaude
'The Flow of Words and the Flow of Value': Illegal Behaviour, Social Identity and Marketplace Experiences in Turin, Italy; G.Semi
PART 4: GLOBAL PATRONS, GLOBALIZING MARKETS
Beyond Borders: The Global Shop in Australia; K.Humphery
Framing a Fair Trade Life: Tensions in the Fair Trade Marketplace; K.Brown
The Mall and the Street: Practices of Public Consumption in Mumbai; J.S.Anjaria
'They Come, and They Are Happy': A Gender Topography of Consumer Space in Dubai; A.Baldauf
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