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  1. Ethical Consumption

    A Critical Introduction

    Edited by Tania Lewis, Emily Potter

    A not-so-quiet revolution seems to be occurring in wealthy capitalist societies - supermarkets selling ‘guilt free’ Fairtrade products; lifestyle TV gurus exhorting us to eat less, buy local and go green; neighbourhood action groups bent on ‘swopping not shopping’. And this is happening not at the...

    Published September 30th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Neo-Bohemia

    Art and Commerce in the Postindustrial City, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Lloyd

    Neo-Bohemia brings the study of bohemian culture down to the street level, while maintaining a commitment to understanding broader historical and economic urban contexts. Simultaneously readable and academic, this book anticipates key urban trends at the dawn of the twenty-first century,...

    Published May 7th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Branding New York

    How a City in Crisis Was Sold to the World

    By Miriam Greenberg

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    Winner of the 2009 Robert Park Book Award for best Community and Urban Sociology book! Branding New York traces the rise of New York City as a brand and the resultant transformation of urban politics and public life. Greenberg addresses the role of "image" in urban history, showing who produces...

    Published February 15th 2008 by Routledge