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Author Shteir, Rachel, 1964-

Title The steal : a cultural history of shoplifting / Rachel Shteir.

Published New York : Penguin Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  364.1623209 SHTE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 256 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-248) and index.
Contents 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 the shoplifting celebrity -- The shoplifting addict -- To catch a thief -- The future of LP -- The disease is incurable -- Shame.
Summary 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.
Variant Title Cultural history of shoplifting
ISBN 9781594202971 (hbk.)
1594202974 (hbk.)