A Theory of Shopping: Daniel Miller
Theory of Grocery Shopping:Food, Choice and Conflict Shelley Koch
In High Theory/Low Culture , Brottman uses the tools of high cultural theory to examine many areas of todays popular culture, including style magazines, sport, shopping, tabloid newspapers, horror movies and pornography. In doing so, she not only demonstrates the practical use of high theory as it relates to our everyday world, but she also investigates the kinds of low culture that are regularly dismissed by academic scholars. Through a close examination of these cultural forms, Brottman reveals how the kinds of popular culture that we usually take for granted are, in fact, far more complex and sophisticated than is normally assumed.
It´s Christmas and one of the aliens wants to go shopping at the mall to get in the proper holiday spirit. The trouble is, he doesn´t know an elf from an elephant. Here´s a wacky Yule story about intelligence, diversity, and too many tins of fruitcake.Author James Patrick Kelly is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award and a 2007 Nebula Award winner. His stories appear frequently in Asimov´s Science Fiction, and he writes the magazine´s ´´On the Net´´ column. Publishers Weekly has called him ´´a meticulous craftsman in the demanding short-story form´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jpkd/080411de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Your Complete Guide Proven steps and strategies on minimalist living. Why do you need to be minimalist? Do you feel like your cluttered home makes you more stressed than comfortable? Do you think that you don´t have time to dedicate yourself to things that are important to you? Does it seem like things and unnecessary distractions are running your life instead of you? I´ve had the exact same issues like you and I can assure you, becoming a minimalist is an excellent way of regaining control over your life. The great news is that there is no strict rule or a line of becoming a minimalist. Minimalism is a philosophy of focusing on only the essential things. A minimalistic approach means that you are not cluttering your life with unnecessary things and that you have simplified it as much as possible. Each person is free to decide their own limits in adopting minimalism. One thing is certain — becoming a minimalist will make you feel better, happier and healthier in no time! I´ve been living as a minimalist for years now and it feels great. That is why I´ve decided to share my experience and offer valuable insights and tips on how to adopt a minimalistic approach to life. The audiobook is anything but theory. I tried to focus on practical tips and benefits of minimalizing your life in different areas. We will cover various issues, such as: How to declutter your home and get rid of all unneeded things easily How to get rid of all extra clothes and how to shop for new ones like a minimalist How to travel and move around to maximize enjoyment of every moment of life How to use the technology the help you become a minimalist and unclutter your digital environment And much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085051de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Der Jutebeutel, spacetastisch und einfach unverzichtbar ist er in allen Lebenslagen ein treuer Begleiter. Beim Shopping, auf dem Festival, beim Grillen im Park oder nur um bei Mutti Wäsche waschen zu gehen. Er hilft immer. Die Schrift kann auch gern in weiß, rot, grün, blau oder einer anderen Farbe gewählt werden. Individualisierungsoptionen Beutelfarbe Name Druckgröße Herstellungsart digitaler Direktdruck Verwendete Materialien 100% Baumwolle GrößeMaßeGewicht 43cm x 36cm ohne Henkel
»Auto-communication«. Strictly speaking, the title should be provided with a question mark: »Auto-communication«? Is there such a thing? Can people address linguistic signs to themselves? Of course they can. We talk to ourselves, we keep diaries, we write shopping lists. But can these phenomena be covered by a theory of communication? After all, communication means saying something to someone else. Or doesnt it? Even within the paradigm of autopoietic systems of consciousness and social intercourse, questions remain. Is auto-communication a cognitive operation because it takes place in one persons mind? Or is it a communicative operation, as the name suggests?
This book analyzes the impact of the digital economy on customer satisfaction, shopping experience, resistance to change, script theory, and loyalty. The model introduced assumes that online markets have led to a redefinition of the concepts of loyalty and shopping scripts as a way to reduce customers cognitive effort, by optimizing purchase time and increasing the speed and satisfaction of the shopping experience. It describes the utility function of the script by retaining customer loyalty and making the customer more reluctant to abandon his regular supplier. It also explores the difficulty faced by the higher churn rate on the Internet and the minimization of search costs, by integrating more functionality to achieve the ultimate goal of behavioral and cognitive loyalty. The authors provide an analysis in a digital view of the economic theory of switching costs and the resulting lock-in mechanisms which, in a classical economy, are often a barrier to disloyalty. It is a useful and effective tool for online businesses, their main managerial and strategic implications, and the adaptability to existing contexts. Manlio Del Giudice is Associate Professor of Business Management at University of Rome Link Campus and is affiliated as Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management at the Paris Business School. His research interests include knowledge management, technology transfer, cross-cultural management, family business management, and entrepreneurship. He has authored over 100 publications for top journals and has active collaborations and affiliations with more than 20 universities globally. Maria Rosaria Della Peruta received her PhD in Business Administration from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy and performs research activity at the London Business School. Her research interests include knowledge management, cross-cultural management, family business management, and innovation management. She has authored over 50 publications with top journals and serves as the Associate Editor of Journal of the Knowledge Economy and Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
A bold argument that our ´´quest for cool´´ shapes modern culture and the global economy. Like it or not, we live in an age of conspicuous consumption. In a world of brand names, many of us judge ourselves and others by the products we own. Teenagers broadcast their brand allegiances over social media. Tourists flock to Rodeo Drive to have their pictures taken in front of luxury stores. Soccer moms switch from minivans to SUVs to hybrids while hip beer connoisseurs flaunt their knack for distinguishing a Kölsch from a pilsner. How did this pervasive desire for ´´cool´´ emerge, and why is it so powerful today that it is a prime driver of the global economy? In Cool, the neuroscientist and philosopher Steven Quartz and the political scientist Anette Asp bring together the latest findings in brain science, economics, and evolutionary biology to form a provocative theory of consumerism, revealing how the brain´s ´´social calculator´´ and an instinct to rebel are the crucial missing links in understanding the motivations behind our spending habits. Applying their theory to everything from grocery shopping to the near-religious devotion of Harley-Davidson fans, Quartz and Asp explore how the brain´s ancient decision-making machinery guides consumer choice. Using these revolutionary insights, they show how we use products to advertise ourselves to others in an often unconscious pursuit of social esteem. Surprising at every turn, Cool will change the way you think about money, status, desire, and choice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024660de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This edited collection provides an original and comprehensive take on retail crime and its prevention, by combining international data and multidisciplinary perspectives from criminologists, economists, geographers, police officers and other experts. Drawing on environmental criminology theory and situational crime prevention, it focusses on crime and safety in retail environments but also the interplay between individuals, products and settings such as stores, commercial streets and shopping malls, as well as the wider context of situational conditions of the supply chain in which crime occurs. Chapters offer state-of-the-art research on retail crime from a range of countries such as Australia, Brazil, Israel, Italy, Sweden, the UK and the USA. This methodological and well-researched study is devoted to both academics and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds whose common interest is to prevent retail crime and overall retail loss. The chapters ´Crime in a Scandinavian Shopping Centre´ and ´Perceived Safety in a Shopping Centre´ are published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.