The Resource Reluctant Capitalists : Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Reluctant Capitalists : Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Label
Reluctant Capitalists : Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption
Title
Reluctant Capitalists
Title remainder
Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 in other areas of retail, this transformation has often been a less-than-smooth process. This has been especially pronounced in bookselling, argues Laura J. Miller, because more than most other consumer goods, books are the focus of passionate debate. What drives that debate? And why do so many people believe that bookselling should be immune to questions of profit?In Reluctant Capitalists, Miller
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
  • 381.4500209730904
  • 381/.45002/0973
  • 381/.45002/0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z471.M64 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Reluctant Capitalists : Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 Commercial Culture and Its Discontents; Chapter 2 From Dry Goods Merchant to Internet Mogul: Bookselling through American History; Chapter 3 Providing for the Sovereign Consumer: Selecting and Recommending Books; Chapter 4 Designing the Bookstore for the Standardized Consumer; Chapter 5 Serving the Entertained Consumer: The Multifunction Bookstore; Chapter 6 Bargaining with the Rational Consumer: Selling the Low-Cost Book; Chapter 7 The Revolt of the Retailers:Independent Bookseller Activism; Chapter 8 Pursuing the Citizen-Consumer: Consumption as Politics
  • Appendix: Ownership Histories of Major American Chain BookstoresNotes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn781254515
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226525921
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3597591x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)781254515
  • pebcs0226525929

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