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Families, States and Labour Markets - Institutions, Causes and Consequences of Family Policy in Post-War Welfare States... Families, States and Labour Markets - Institutions, Causes and Consequences of Family Policy in Post-War Welfare States (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Tommy Ferrarini
R2,469 Discovery Miles 24 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tommy Ferrarini uses a macro-comparative, longitudinal and institutional approach to study the origins and the consequences of those institutions affecting family policy in eighteen post-world war welfare democracies. This book argues that the wide variety of cross-national differences in family policy legislation that existed in these societies by the end of the 20th century - and continue to exist today - are structured by different underlying political power constellations based on social class as well as gender. The author goes on to highlight how the extent to which family policy is designed to support highly gendered divisions of labour within families or dual earner families is also associated with different cross-national patterns of female labour force participation, childbearing, child poverty and gender role attitudes. The institutions of family policy may therefore be viewed as incentive structures as well as normative orders; reflecting the motives underlying such legislation and affecting behaviour and the world orientation of individuals. Families, States and Labour Markets will appeal strongly to policymakers and country experts within the field of social and family policy. Academic researchers at many levels of academe in social policy and political economy will also find much to engage them within this book.

Consumption and Well-Being in the Material World (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Miriam Tatzel Consumption and Well-Being in the Material World (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Miriam Tatzel
R2,999 R2,470 Discovery Miles 24 700 Save R529 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume addresses how we can find happiness and well-being in the material world. It builds on previous works that find that materialism is associated with lowered well-being (materialists are less happy) and that consumerism, in all its profusion, is harmful to environmental well-being. How can we use the money and possessions in our lives in the service of well-being? Apparently not by being materialistic. Can we benefit from the many wonders of the marketplace -- in technology, convenience and aesthetics -- without falling prey to the lures and dangers of excessive material preoccupation? Can we meet our material needs in ways that nourish growth and well-being? The authors of the chapters in this volume are on-going researchers into such questions. Herein you can learn about the hedonic benefits of thrift and of spending on experiences; how possessions can be beneficial; how different types of consumers spend money; cultural variations in conceptions of the "good life;" how we might reconcile environmental and consumer well-being; and how to measure the whole of human, economic, and environmental well-being. Taken all together, this collection finds grounds for compatibility between what's good for the consumer and what's good for the environment.

This volume appeals to academics, professionals, students and others interested in materialism and consumer well-being."

Genes, Climate, and Consumption Culture - Connecting the Dots (Paperback): Jagdish Sheth Genes, Climate, and Consumption Culture - Connecting the Dots (Paperback)
Jagdish Sheth
R1,068 Discovery Miles 10 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Drawing from decades of research, Genes, Climate, and Consumption Culture: Connecting the Dots demonstrates how climate dictates culture and consumption. The author shows that human genes are climatic adaptations over thousands of years of evolution, which has resulted in the dramatic differences between people's food, clothing, and shelter choices. Most importantly, the book discusses how many of the fundamental differences between cultures, with respect to time, space, friendship, and technology, are responses to their particular climate. Readers will learn how to challenge their assumptions about what types of products and services foreign markets want. They will learn how to examine local markets vis-a-vis climate and culture, either changing their products accordingly or delivering entirely new offerings.

The Platform Economy - How Japan Transformed the Consumer Internet (Paperback): Marc Steinberg The Platform Economy - How Japan Transformed the Consumer Internet (Paperback)
Marc Steinberg
R595 R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Save R84 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Offering a deeper understanding of today's internet media and the management theory behind it Platforms are everywhere. From social media to chat, streaming, credit cards, and even bookstores, it seems like almost everything can be described as a platform. In The Platform Economy, Marc Steinberg argues that the "platformization" of capitalism has transformed everything, and it is imperative that we have a historically precise, robust understanding of this widespread concept. Taking Japan as the key site for global platformization, Steinberg delves into that nation's unique technological and managerial trajectory, in the process systematically examining every facet of the elusive word platform. Among the untold stories revealed here is that of the 1999 iPhone precursor, the i-mode: the world's first widespread mobile internet platform, which became a blueprint for Apple and Google's later dominance of the mobile market. Steinberg also charts the rise of social gaming giants GREE and Mobage, chat tools KakaoTalk, WeChat, and LINE, and video streaming site Niconico Video, as well as the development of platform theory in Japan, as part of a wider transformation of managerial theory to account for platforms as mediators of cultural life. Analyzing platforms' immense impact on contemporary media such as video streaming, music, and gaming, The Platform Economy fills in neglected parts of the platform story. In narrating the rise and fall of Japanese platforms, and the enduring legacy of Japanese platform theory, this book sheds light on contemporary tech titans like Facebook, Google, Apple, and Netflix, and their platform-mediated transformation of contemporary life-it is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand what capitalism is today and where it is headed.

Harrodsburg (Hardcover): Dougie Wallace Harrodsburg (Hardcover)
Dougie Wallace; Foreword by Peter York
R809 R653 Discovery Miles 6 530 Save R156 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Storytelling-Case Archetype Decoding and Assignment Manual (SCADAM) (Hardcover): Arch G. Woodside, Suresh C. Sood Storytelling-Case Archetype Decoding and Assignment Manual (SCADAM) (Hardcover)
Arch G. Woodside, Suresh C. Sood
R1,704 R613 Discovery Miles 6 130 Save R1,091 (64%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Storytelling-Case Archetype Decoding and Assignment Manual (SCADAM) reviews cultural and tourism/hospitality applications of Carl Jung's work on archetypes in shaping behavior and unconscious/conscious thought. SCADAM includes a testing manual on how to use Donald T. Campbell's "degrees of freedom" (DOF) test for story-archetype assignments of what consumers and brands tell about consumption experiences of product/service brands, places, and drama/life enactments. SCADAM includes assignment testing and example scoring for each of 12 archetypes: 1. Caregiver (CA); 2. Creator (CR); 3. Everyman/woman (EV); 4. Explorer (EX); 5. Hero (HE); 6. Innocent (IN); 7. Jester (JE); 8. Lover (LO); 9. Magician (MA); 10. Ruler (RU); 11. Sage (SA); 12. Shadow (SH). SCADAM increases accuracy of researchers' interpretations of consumers' (emic) interpretations of dramas in consumption experiences; SCADAM provides for comparing DOF testing in scoring alternative archetypes. Thus, this manual provides tools for confirming relevancy and falsifying incorrect archetype assignments of stories consumers and brands tell. SCADAM builds on prior studies in the literature by the authors and colleagues.

Empire of Things - How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First (Paperback): Frank... Empire of Things - How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First (Paperback)
Frank Trentmann 1
R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Magnificent ... groundbreaking ... a triumph' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads 'A masterpiece, a delight to read ... a rare and beautiful thing' Gerard DeGroot, The Times What we consume has become the defining feature of our lives: our economies live or die by spending, we are treated more as consumers than workers, and even public services are presented to us as products in a supermarket. In this monumental study, acclaimed historian Frank Trentmann unfolds the extraordinary history that has shaped our material world, from late Ming China, Renaissance Italy and the British empire to the present. Astonishingly wide-ranging and richly detailed, Empire of Things explores how we have come to live with so much more, how this changed the course of history, and the global challenges we face as a result. 'I read Empire Of Things with unflagging fascination ... elegant, adventurous and colourful ... gleefully provocative' John Preston, Daily Mail 'Such a pleasure to read ... From Victorian department stores to modernist kitchens, his book revels in the things that most historians tend to overlook' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times

Nature Crime - How We're Getting Conservation Wrong (Hardcover): Rosaleen Duffy Nature Crime - How We're Getting Conservation Wrong (Hardcover)
Rosaleen Duffy
R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this impressively researched, alarming book, Rosaleen Duffy investigates the world of nature conservation, arguing that the West's attitude to endangered wildlife is shallow, self-contradictory, and ultimately very damaging. Analyzing the workings of the black-market wildlife industry, Duffy points out that illegal trading is often the direct result of Western consumer desires, from coltan for cellular phones to exotic meats sold in London street markets. She looks at the role of ecotourism, showing how Western travelers contribute--often unwittingly--to the destruction of natural environments. Most strikingly, she argues that the imperatives of Western-style conservation often result in serious injustice to local people, who are branded as "problems" and subject to severe restrictions on their way of life and even extrajudicial killings.

Consumer Behaviour - A European Perspective (Paperback): Gerrit Antonides, W. Fred Van Raaij Consumer Behaviour - A European Perspective (Paperback)
Gerrit Antonides, W. Fred Van Raaij
R1,398 Discovery Miles 13 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Consumer Behaviour is the first truly European consumer behaviour textbook, placing the subject clearly within its economic, psychological, sociological and historical context. The authors provide greater insight for readers by examining both the determinants and the consequences of consumer decision making. Antonides and Van Raaij include numerous examples, cases and sociodemographic data and provide complete coverage of core topics together with important new ones. Innovative chapters are included on:

  • financial behaviour

  • welfare, wellbeing and property

  • families and household production

  • consumption and the environment

  • shopping behaviour.
The authors explore the full consumption cycle, not only the first stages of orientation and procurement, but also the usage and disposal of products. Consumer Behaviour is ideal for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. It will also benefit non-European students who need to gain a wider understanding of consumer behaviour. Marketers, market researchers, public relations officers and government officials dealing with consumer policy will also find it extremely useful.
Stuffocation - Living More with Less (Paperback): James Wallman Stuffocation - Living More with Less (Paperback)
James Wallman 1
R265 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R34 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We're all stuffocated. We have more stuff than we could ever need - but it's bad for the planet and it's making us stressed. It might even be killing us. In this groundbreaking book, trend forecaster James Wallman finds that a rising number of people are turning away from all-you-can-get consumption, from the exec who's sold almost everything he owns, to the well-off family who moved to a remote mountain cabin. In Stuffocation, Wallman's solution is to focus less on possessions and more on experiences. It is a manifesto for a vital change in how you live - and it's the one book you won't be able to live without.

The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880 - 1930 (Hardcover): Cesare Silla The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880 - 1930 (Hardcover)
Cesare Silla
R3,048 Discovery Miles 30 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers a genealogical account of the rise of consumer capitalism, tracing its origins in America between 1880 and 1930 and explaining how it emerged to become the dominant form of social organization of our time. Asking how it was that we came to be consumers who live in societies that revolve around an ever-spinning circle of production and consumption, not only of goods, but also of events, experiences, emotions and relations, The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America presents an extensive analysis of primary sources to demonstrate the conditions and forces from which consumer capitalism emerged and became victorious. Employing a Weberian approach that brings liminality to the fore as a master concept to make sense of historical change, the author links an in-depth empirical investigation to supple sociological theorizing to show how the encirclement of all aspects of life by the logic of consumer capitalism was a time-bound historical creation rather than a necessary one. A fascinating study of the appearance and triumph of the "ideology" of our age, this book will appeal to scholars of social and anthropological theory, historical sociology, cultural history and American studies.

Consumerism in Twentieth-Century Britain - The Search for a Historical Movement (Paperback, New): Matthew Hilton Consumerism in Twentieth-Century Britain - The Search for a Historical Movement (Paperback, New)
Matthew Hilton
R985 Discovery Miles 9 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first comprehensive history of consumerism as an organized social and political movement, this book explores consumer movements, ideologies and organizations in twentieth-century Britain. It explores the history of organizations such as the Co-operative movement and the Consumers' Association and analyzes the role of the National Consumer Council, the Office of Fair Trading, and international consumer organizations as well as the growth of ethical consumerism. A major contribution to the topic of the role of consumption in modern society, it will be essential reading for historians of twentieth-century Britain.

Purchasing Power - Women and the Rise of Canadian Consumer Culture (Paperback): Donica Belisle Purchasing Power - Women and the Rise of Canadian Consumer Culture (Paperback)
Donica Belisle
R594 Discovery Miles 5 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exploring the roots of Canadian consumer culture, Purchasing Power uncovers the meanings that Canadians have attached to consumer goods. Focusing on women during the early twentieth century, it reveals that for thousands of Canadians between the 1890s and World War II, consumption was about not only survival, but also civic expression. Offering a new perspective on the temperance, conservation, home economics, feminist, and co-operative movements, this book brings women's consumer interests to the fore. Due to their exclusion from formal politics and paid employment, many Canadian women turned their consumer roles into personal and social opportunities. They sought solutions in the consumer sphere to isolation, upward mobility, personal expression, and family survival. They transformed consumer culture into an arena of political engagement. Yet if Canadian women viewed consumption as a tool of empowerment, so did they wield consumption as a tool of exclusion. As Purchasing Power reveals, Canadian women of privileged race and class status tended to disparage racialized and lower income women's consumer habits. In so doing, they constructed notions of taste that defined who - and who did not - belong in the modern Canadian nation.

Green Consumption - The Global Rise of Eco-Chic (Paperback, New): Bart Barendregt, Rivke Jaffe Green Consumption - The Global Rise of Eco-Chic (Paperback, New)
Bart Barendregt, Rivke Jaffe
R936 Discovery Miles 9 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Green lifestyles and ethical consumption have become increasingly popular strategies in moving towards environmentally-friendly societies and combating global poverty. Where previously environmentalists saw excess consumption as central to the problem, green consumerism now places consumption at the heart of the solution. However, ethical and sustainable consumption are also important forms of central to the creation and maintenance of class distinction. Green Consumption scrutinizes the emergent phenomenon of what this book terms eco-chic: a combination of lifestyle politics, environmentalism, spirituality, beauty and health. Eco-chic connects ethical, sustainable and elite consumption. It is increasingly part of the identity kit of certain sections of society, who seek to combine taste and style with care for personal wellness and the environment. This book deals with eco-chic as a set of activities, an ideological framework and a popular marketing strategy, offering a critical examination of its manifestations in both the global North and South. The diverse case studies presented in this book range from Basque sheep cheese production and Ghanaian Afro-chic hairstyles to Asian tropical spa culture and Dutch fair-trade jewellery initiatives. The authors assess the ways in which eco-chic, with its apparent paradox of consumption and idealism, can make a genuine contribution to solving some of the most pressing problems of our time.

Sustainable Consumption - Key Issues (Paperback): Lucie Middlemiss Sustainable Consumption - Key Issues (Paperback)
Lucie Middlemiss
R958 Discovery Miles 9 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sustainable Consumption: Key Issues provides a concise introduction to the field of sustainable consumption, outlining the contribution of the key disciplines in this multi-disciplinary area, and detailing the way in which both the problem and the potential for solutions are understood. Divided into three parts, the book begins by introducing the concept of sustainable consumption, outlining the environmental impacts of current consumption trends, and placing these impacts in social context. The central section looks at six contrasting explanations of sustainable consumption in the public domain, detailing the stories that are told about why people act in the way they do. This section also explores the theory and evidence around each of these stories, linking them to a range of disciplines and approaches in the social sciences. The final section takes a broader look at the solutions proposed by sustainable consumption scholars and practitioners, outlining the visions of the future that are put forward to counteract damage to environment and society. Each chapter highlights key authors and real-world examples to encourage students to broaden their understanding of the topic and to think critically about how their daily lives intersect with environmental and ethical issues. Exploring the ways in which critical thinking and an understanding of sustainable consumption can be used in daily life as well as in professional practice, this book is essential reading for students, academics, professionals and policy-makers with an interest in this growing field.

Beyond Consumer Capitalism - Media and the Limits to Imagination (Paperback): Justin Lewis Beyond Consumer Capitalism - Media and the Limits to Imagination (Paperback)
Justin Lewis
R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, our politics and our culture. Yet there is a growing body of research from a range of disciplines that suggests that consumer capitalism may be past its sell-by date. Beyond Consumer Capitalism begins by showing how, for people in the developed world, consumer capitalism has become economically and environmentally unsustainable and is no longer able to deliver its abiding promise of enhancing quality of life . This cutting-edge book then asks why we devote so little time and effort to imagining other forms of human progress. The answer, Lewis suggests, is that our cultural and information industries limit rather than stimulate critical thinking, keeping us on the treadmill of consumption and narrowing our vision of what constitutes progress. If we are to find a way out of this cul de sac, Lewis argues, we must begin by analysing the role of media in consumer capitalism and changing the way we organize media and communications. We need a cultural environment that encourages rather than stifles new ideas about what guides our economy and our society. Timely and compelling, Beyond Consumer Capitalism will have strong appeal to students and scholars of media studies, cultural studies and consumer culture.

Mall City - Hong Kong's Dreamworlds of Consumption (Paperback): Stefan Al Mall City - Hong Kong's Dreamworlds of Consumption (Paperback)
Stefan Al
R1,009 R902 Discovery Miles 9 020 Save R107 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hong Kong is the twenty-first-century century paradigmatic capital of consumerism. Of all cities, it has the densest and tallest concentration of malls, sandwiched between subways and skyscrapers. Its malls are also the most visited and have become cities in and of themselves. Mall City features Hong Kong as a unique rendering of an advanced consumer society. Retail space has come a long way since the covered passages of Paris, which once awed the bourgeoisie with glass roofs and gaslights. It has morphed from the arcade to the department store, and from the mall into the "mall city"-where "expresscalators" crisscross mesmerizing atriums. Highlighting the effects of this development in Hong Kong, this book raises questions about architecture, city planning, culture, and urban life.

Marketing and American Consumer Culture - A Cultural Studies Analysis (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Arthur Asa Berger Marketing and American Consumer Culture - A Cultural Studies Analysis (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Arthur Asa Berger
R1,583 R1,336 Discovery Miles 13 360 Save R247 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers a cultural studies approach to marketing and advertising and shows readers how scholars from different academic disciplines make sense of marketing's role in American culture and society. It is written in an accessible style and has numerous drawings by the author to give it more visual interest.

Ethical Consumerism and Comparative Studies Across Different Cultures - Emerging Research and Opportunities (Hardcover):... Ethical Consumerism and Comparative Studies Across Different Cultures - Emerging Research and Opportunities (Hardcover)
Ebtihaj Ahmed Al-A'ali, Meryem Masmoudi
R3,630 Discovery Miles 36 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the integral parts of determining business success directly correlates to how well a company interacts with their customers. This increased demand for direct communication has evolved how companies cooperate with their patrons and examines how essential ethics is related to these communications. Ethical Consumerism and Comparative Studies Across Different Cultures: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of the fundamental issues related to ethical consumerism and applications within business, science, engineering, and technology and examines the impact Arab and global cultures have on consumerism. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as business ethics, data management, and global business, this book is ideally designed for managers, executives, advertisers, marketers, sales directors, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students.

Handbook of Research on the Impact of Fandom in Society and Consumerism (Hardcover): Chenglu Wang Handbook of Research on the Impact of Fandom in Society and Consumerism (Hardcover)
Chenglu Wang
R6,695 Discovery Miles 66 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Fans of specific sports teams, television series, and video games, to name a few, often create subcultures in which to discuss and celebrate their loyalty and enthusiasm for a particular object or person. Due to their strong emotional attachments, members of these fandoms are often quick to voluntarily invest their time, money, and energy into a related product or brand, thereby creating a group of faithful and passionate consumers that play a significant role in multiple domains of contemporary culture. The Handbook of Research on the Impact of Fandom in Society and Consumerism is an essential reference source that examines the cultural and economic effects of the fandom phenomenon through a multidisciplinary lens and shapes an understanding of the impact of fandom on brand building. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics such as religiosity, cosplay, and event marketing, this publication is ideally designed for marketers, managers, advertisers, brand managers, consumer behavior analysts, product developers, psychologists, entertainment managers, event coordinators, political scientists, anthropologists, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current studies on the global impact of this particularly devoted community.

Customer Satisfaction and Sustainability Initiatives in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Hardcover): Cecilia Silvestri,... Customer Satisfaction and Sustainability Initiatives in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Hardcover)
Cecilia Silvestri, Michela Piccarozzi, Barbara Aquilani
R5,540 Discovery Miles 55 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A well-planned marketing orientation strategy that keeps customers informed is the first step to building a long-term relationship with customers and providing them with appropriate incentives. The difficulty with providing a winning strategy in a highly competitive market, however, stems from responding to the specific needs of the customers. Customer Satisfaction and Sustainability Initiatives in the Fourth Industrial Revolution is an essential reference source that links together three highly relevant topics in the business of modern economy-innovation, customer satisfaction, and sustainability-and analyzes their synergies. Featuring research on topics such as e-business, global business, and sustainable innovation, this book is ideally designed for business consultants, managers, customer service representatives, entrepreneurs, academicians, researchers, and students seeking coverage on directing sustainable companies.

Utilizing Gamification in Servicescapes for Improved Consumer Engagement (Hardcover): Miralem Helmefalk, Leif Marcusson Utilizing Gamification in Servicescapes for Improved Consumer Engagement (Hardcover)
Miralem Helmefalk, Leif Marcusson
R5,295 Discovery Miles 52 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As consumers increase their purchases from online retailers, businesses must find exceedingly innovative ways to increase customer engagement. While online gaming has become increasingly prevalent, motivating customers through the same means has gained greater importance for businesses. Utilizing Gamification in Servicescapes for Improved Consumer Engagement is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on employing various gamification mechanics to alter and enhance certain behaviors in marketing contexts. While highlighting topics such as online gaming, user engagement, and target marketing, this book is ideally designed for retailers, advertisers, marketers, promotion coordinators, industry professionals, business executives, managers, researchers, academicians, and students seeking current research on bridging servicescapes and marketing literature with gamification.

Utilizing Gamification in Servicescapes for Improved Consumer Engagement (Paperback): Miralem Helmefalk, Leif Marcusson Utilizing Gamification in Servicescapes for Improved Consumer Engagement (Paperback)
Miralem Helmefalk, Leif Marcusson
R4,062 Discovery Miles 40 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As consumers increase their purchases from online retailers, businesses must find exceedingly innovative ways to increase customer engagement. While online gaming has become increasingly prevalent, motivating customers through the same means has gained greater importance for businesses. Utilizing Gamification in Servicescapes for Improved Consumer Engagement is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on employing various gamification mechanics to alter and enhance certain behaviors in marketing contexts. While highlighting topics such as online gaming, user engagement, and target marketing, this book is ideally designed for retailers, advertisers, marketers, promotion coordinators, industry professionals, business executives, managers, researchers, academicians, and students seeking current research on bridging servicescapes and marketing literature with gamification.

Emotional, Sensory, and Social Dimensions of Consumer Buying Behavior (Hardcover): Ana Maria Soares, Maher Georges Elmashhara Emotional, Sensory, and Social Dimensions of Consumer Buying Behavior (Hardcover)
Ana Maria Soares, Maher Georges Elmashhara
R5,040 Discovery Miles 50 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Unprecedented changes in consumer shopping habits pose major challenges for retailers who need to consider the multidimensional nature of shopping in order to design and provide engaging consumer experiences. The intersection between in-store and online shopping is also fundamental to meet the fast-changing consumer behavior. Comprehending how environmental and sensory dimensions, leisure, entertainment, and social interactions influence shopper emotions may enhance the shopping experience. Emotional, Sensory, and Social Dimensions of Consumer Buying Behavior is an essential reference source that discusses methods for enhancing the shopping experience in an era of competition among shopping offline- and online-destinations, as well as predicting emerging changes in consumer behavior and shopping destinations and new technologies in retailing. Featuring research on topics such as consumer dynamics, experimental marketing, and retail technology, this book is ideally designed for retail managers, designers, advertisers, marketers, customer service representatives, merchandisers, industry professionals, academicians, researchers, students, and practitioners.

Canned - The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry (Paperback): Anna Zeide Canned - The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry (Paperback)
Anna Zeide
R643 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R45 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

History | Food Studies A century and a half ago, when the food industry was first taking root, few consumers trusted packaged foods. Americans had just begun to shift away from eating foods that they grew themselves or purchased from neighbors. With the advent of canning, consumers were introduced to foods produced by unknown hands and packed in corrodible metal that seemed to defy the laws of nature by resisting decay. Since that unpromising beginning, the American food supply has undergone a revolution, moving away from a system based on fresh, locally grown goods to one dominated by packaged foods. How did this come to be? How did we learn to trust that food preserved within an opaque can was safe and desirable to eat? Anna Zeide reveals the answers through the story of the canning industry, taking us on a journey to understand how food industry leaders leveraged the powers of science, marketing, and politics to win over a reluctant public, even as consumers resisted at every turn.

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