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Author Shteir, Rachel, 1964-
Title The steal : a cultural history of shoplifting / Rachel Shteir
Imprint New York : Penguin Press, 2011
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  HV6648 .S58 2011    AVAILABLE    30610020373049
Descript 256 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-248) and index
Theft and punishment -- Kleptos and reformers -- Abbie Hoffman meets the Chinese handcuffs -- Robin Hoods 2.0 -- Among shoplifters -- Hot products -- Boosters -- The thrill of the steal -- The rise and fall of shoplifting celebrity -- The shoplifting addict -- To catch a thief -- The future of LP -- The disease is incurable -- Shame
A history of shoplifting assesses its cultural and economic significance, tracing its rise with the onset of department stores, its pathology, and its role as a symbol of anti-establishment sentiments and hyper-consumerism
Subject Shoplifting -- History
Alt Title Cultural history of shoplifting
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