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The Resource The world of Wal-Mart : discounting the American dream, Nicholas Copeland and Christine Labuski

The world of Wal-Mart : discounting the American dream, Nicholas Copeland and Christine Labuski

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The world of Wal-Mart : discounting the American dream
Title
The world of Wal-Mart
Title remainder
discounting the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Copeland and Christine Labuski
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book demonstrates the usefulness of anthropological concepts by taking a critical look at Wal-Mart and the American Dream. Rather than singling Wal-Mart out for criticism, the authors treat it as a product of a socio-political order that it also helps to shape. The book attributes Wal-Mart's success to the failure of American (and global) society to make the Dream available to everyone. It shows how decades of neoliberal economic policies have exposed contradictions at the heart of the Dream, creating an opening for Wal-Mart. The company's success has generated a host of negative externalities, however, fueling popular ambivalence and organized opposition. The book also describes the strategies that Wal-Mart uses to maintain legitimacy, fend off unions, enter new markets, and cultivate an aura of benevolence and ordinariness, despite these externalities. It focuses on Wal-Mart's efforts to forge symbolic and affective inclusion, and their self-promotion as a free market solution to social problems of poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction. Finally, the book contrasts the conceptions of freedom and human rights that underlie Wal-Mart's business model to the alternative visions of freedom forwarded by their critics."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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Copeland, Nicholas
Dewey number
381/.1490973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5429.215.U6
LC item number
C68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Labuski, Christine
Series statement
Routledge series for creative teaching and learning in anthropology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wal-Mart (Firm)
  • Discount houses (Retail trade)
  • Business anthropology
  • Corporate culture
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • United States
Label
The world of Wal-Mart : discounting the American dream, Nicholas Copeland and Christine Labuski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Wal-Mart's Cultural Politics -- From the Ozarks to the Globe -- Wal-Mart Nation -- The People of Wal-Mart -- Wal-Mart's Anti-Union Strategies -- The Space of Wal-Mart -- Wal-Mart at Large -- Wal-Mart and Freedom
Control code
703208477
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 144 pages
Isbn
9780203072189
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2012028229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The world of Wal-Mart : discounting the American dream, Nicholas Copeland and Christine Labuski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Wal-Mart's Cultural Politics -- From the Ozarks to the Globe -- Wal-Mart Nation -- The People of Wal-Mart -- Wal-Mart's Anti-Union Strategies -- The Space of Wal-Mart -- Wal-Mart at Large -- Wal-Mart and Freedom
Control code
703208477
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 144 pages
Isbn
9780203072189
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2012028229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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