A Theory of Shopping

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Overview

This book is about shopping for ordinary things. It is also about love and devotion manifest within families and about the nature of sacrificial ritual. Daniel Miller approaches shopping not as an end in itself but as a means to discover what people's practices, closely observed, reveal about their relationships. The ethnographic sections of the book are based on a year's study of shopping on a street in North London. This provides the basis for a description of how shoppers develop and imagine the social relationships most important to them through the medium of selecting goods. Among the characteristics of these shopping expeditions are the concept of "the treat," and the centrality of thrift. Miller juxtaposes to his account of shopping various theories that anthropologists have brought to bear on the ritual of sacrifice, including that of the French philosopher Georges Bataille. He then integrates these elements to postulate his theory of shopping as sacrifice in terms as original and utterly engaging as the stories he tells of individual shoppers.
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"Miller incorporates many diverse theories into his interpretation and ties together several anthropological concepts to create a unique vision of what shopping is. Miller's book provides a stimulating and thought-provoking look at shopping behavior from a prospective that might be novel for many marketing and consumer researchers and theorists. . . . A Theory of Shopping can be read with profit by anyone wishing to see how this aspect of consumer behavior is viewed by another discipline. . . . Miller's book should provide food for thought, regardless of whether one accepts or rejcts his arguments."—Ronald E. Goldsmith, Florida State University. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Vol. 28, #4, 2000.

"An original and provocatively argued book that should make a significant contribution to the study of material culture and consumption."—Fred Myers, New York University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745619453
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/10/1998
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1. Making Love in Supermarkets

Chapter 2. Shopping as Sacrifice

Chapter 3. Subjects and Objects of Devotion

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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