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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 29th 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. Foodies

    Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape

    By Josee Johnston, Shyon Baumann

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    This important new cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ‘hole in the wall’ ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service....

    Published December 1st 2009 by Routledge

  4. 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 14th 2008 by Routledge