After September 11, 2001 ordinary Americans were urged to shop. Patriotic shopping would thwart terrorists, celebrate public life, and pull us back from the abyss of recession. We needed to be good citizen-consumers, but we knew that we could not really save America by shopping. Too many of us carried too much debt.
2004 | 160 pages | Cloth $39.95 | Paper $22.50
Anthropology | Business | Public Policy
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Don't Charge This Book!
2. Calling All Convenience Users
3. Rustling Up Revolvers
4. Seducing Students
5. Pummeling the Poor
6. Search for Solutions