6, No. 1, December 2004
(2003). Blue Chicago: The Search for Authenticity in Urban Blues
Clubs. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. An ethnographic
study in the Chicago tradition looking at how those involved in
the blues scene understand and define their experience
Books of Note
William. (2003). Shoveling Smoke: Advertising and Globalization
in Contemporary India. Durham: Duke University Press. An examination
of the complex cultural politics of mass conumption in a globalized
through the lens Indian practices.
Murray Jr. (2004). Freaks, Geeks and Cool Kids: American Teenagers,
Schools, and the Culture of Consumption. NY: Routledge. Milnerís
comprehensive look at the commercialzed culture of hish school
kids offers a number of pertinent re-interpretations of standard
sociological explanations for teen behavior and culture.
(2004). Born to Buy. NY: Scribnerís/ Based on orignal research,including
interviews with many in the advertising industry, this book is
a critical and detailed look at how advertising and marketing
have come to fill in virtaully ever space of childrenís lives.
Janelle S., Linda L. Layne and Danielle F. Wozniak (eds). (2004).
Consuming Motherhood. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
A wealth of well-written, exquisite chapters by anthropologists
of all persuasions that examine the multitude of ways motherhood
and cosnumption mutual create each other.
(ed). (2004). Pikachuís Global Adventure. Durham: Duke
University Press. The Pokemon phenomenon provides a lens into
the various flows of global capital, media and meaning and delves
into key questions regarding the dynamics of globalization.