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Working the Aisles: A Life in Consumption by [Appelbaum, Robert]
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This exploration of our desires, commercial and otherwise, and how we are manipulated by them and how we manipulate, reaches far beyond the shopping mall critique: Mr Appelbaum ranges from the highly intellectual social psychology and literary deconstruction to a highly personal narrative, with dramatic scenes of arrest and odd love encounters and vivid details from the United States, England, and France. Covering roughly 50 years, from 1960 till a few years ago, Working the Aisles paints a telling picture of the astounding economic and social changes of the half century. This is a very entertaining and at the same time melancholy and thoughtful novel-like trip into our ever-growing appetites. It should satisfy reading appetites of nearly everybody: rigorous scholars and those looking for a good and fresh story. Mr Appelbaum will keep you lively company for a couple of nights. You might even want to light a pipe. --Josip Novakovich, finalist for the Man Booker International Prize, author of April Fool's Day and Shopping for a Better Country

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Robert Appelbaum received his PhD from the University of Calfornia, Berkeley, and is currently Professor English Literature, Uppsala University, Sweden.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3520 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Zero Books; Reprint edition (30 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JQPK3ZC
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,164,163 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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