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The gender and consumer culture reader

Author: Jennifer Scanlon
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collection of readings and archival materials examining the gendered relationship between the home and consumer culture, identity through purchasing, the supply side of consumer culture and the ways in which consumers embrace, resist and manipulate the messages and activities of consumer culture. Topics include: shoplifting, racism in advertising, the Zoot suit, Esquire  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Scanlon
ISBN: 0814781322 9780814781326 0814781314 9780814781319
OCLC Number: 43864427
Description: x, 397 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Jewish women and the making of an American home / Andrew Heinze --
"A new era of shopping": the promotion of women's pleasure in London's West End, 1909-1914 / Erika D. Rappaport --
Lots of friends at the YMCA: rooming houses, cafeterias, and other gay social centers / George Chauncey --
Do-it-yourself: constructing, repairing, and maintaining domestic masculinity / Steven M. Gelber --
Archival material: Playboy's penthouse apartment --
Reduced to images: American Indians in nineteenth-century advertising / Jeffrey Steele --
Soft-soaping empire: commodity racism and imperial advertising / Anne McClintock --
Lesbian chic: experimentation and repression in the 1920s / Lillian Faderman --
Consumerism and the construction of Black female identity in twentieth-century America / Robert E. Weems, Jr. --
Listening to khakis: what America's most popular pants tell us about the way guys think / Malcolm Gladwell --
Archival material: Paramount pictures and Linit advertisements --
Advertising women: the J. Walter Thompson company women's editorial department / Jennifer Scanlon --
In spite of women: Esquire magazine and the construction of the male consumer / Kenon Breazeale --
From town center to shopping center: the reconfiguration of community marketplaces in postwar America / Lizabeth Cohen --
Narcissism as liberation / Susan J. Douglas --
"Young t'ing is the name of the game": sexual dynamics in a Caribbean romantic fiction series / Jane Bryce --
Archival material: New Yorker and Fortune cartoons --
Shoplifting ladies / Elaine S. Abelson --
"Charity girls" and city pleasures: historical notes on working-class sexuality, 1880-1920 / Kathy Peiss --
The zoot-suit and style warfare / Stuart Cosgrove --
Face the nation: race, nationalisms, and identities in Jamaican beauty pageants / Natasha B. Barnes --
Commodity lesbianism / Danae Clark --
Archival material: Nobody makes a pass at me by Harold Rome and Among the things that use to be by Willie M. Coleman.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Scanlon.
Local System Bib Number:
176642

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What is the relationship between gender and consumerism? This collection of readings and archival material explores the many different ways in which women and men consume. Interdisciplinary and  Read more...
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"Offers students multiple ways of understanding and coming to terms with the relationships between gender and consumer culture. With a rich mixture of scholarly articles, archival materials, and Read more...

 
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