Shelf Life - Supermarkets and the Changing Cultures of Consumption

Author(s): Kim Humphery


This book offers a history and cultural analysis of the supermarket and of everyday shopping in twentieth-century Australia. It discusses the rise of the supermarket in the United States and Britain, and its eventual emergence in Australia in the 1960s. This is contrasted with the demise of the counter service grocery store. As well, the views of shoppers in Australia toward the "new" supermarkets are documented through the use of oral history. More broadly, the book involves a critical discussion of what it means to live in a consumer society and of the work of cultural analysts on consumption.

1998. First edition. A very good copy only marked by light age tanning to the page edges and previous owner marks to the front page.


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General Fields

  • : 9780521626309
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : 0.42
  • : July 1998
  • : 1.9 Centimeters X 15.2 Centimeters X 22.9 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 282
  • : 381/.148/0994
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Kim Humphery