11, No. 1, December 2009
Books of Note
Boström, Magnus and Mikael Klintman. 2008. Eco-Standards,
Product Labeling and Green Consumerism. Palgrave MacMillan:
A study of consumer trust, mistrust and politics of green labeling of products.
Chambers, Jason. 2008. Madison Avenue and the Color Line:
African Americans in the Advertising Industry. Philadelphia:
University of Pennsylvania Press.
A comprehensive history reflects both discrimination against
African Americans and promising possibilities for the future.
Chen, Katherine K. 2009. Enabling Creative Chaos: The Organization
Behind the Burning Man Event. Chicago: University
of Chicago Press.
This ethnography examines the development of the organization
behind Burning Man, an annual countercultural arts event that
promotes participation and a gift economy for seven days
in the Nevada Black Rock Desert.
Foster, Robert, J. 2008. Coca-Globalization. Following Soft
Drinks from New York to New Guinea, Palgrave MacMillan:
Detailed readings of the place of commodities in social life
in a variety of global contexts that is neither celebratory or
apocalyptic in its assessment.
Glickman, Lawrence B.2009. Buying Power: A History of Consumer
Activism in America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Beginning with the Boston Tea Party, this book examines boycotts,
campaigns for safe an ethical consumption and efforts to make
products more broadly available to Americans.
Hall Steve, Simon Winlow, and Craig Ancrum. 2008. Criminal
Identities and Consumer Culture. Portland, OR: Willan
An historical and theoretically rich first-of-its-kind study
that examines how consumer motivations and criminality are interlinked.
Sherman, Rachel. 2007. Class Acts: Service and Inequality
in Luxury Hotels. Berkeley: University of California Press.
A behind-the-scenes study of two urban hotels that examines
the relationship between class and service work in the production
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