On the Commodity Trail: The Journey of a Bargain Store Product from East to West

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781472572868: On the Commodity Trail: The Journey of a Bargain Store Product from East to West

Following the journey of eight bargain store objects, Alison Hulme reveals the complex story behind society's simplest and cheapest commodities. Inspired by Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project, On the Commodity Trail explores the colourful and fascinating histories of everyday objects.

Along the way, we observe raw materials on municipal rubbish dumps in China, newly re-made products in the world's largest wholesale market, and take a journey across the seas, to bargain stores in Europe and North America, arriving finally in the homes of consumers. Weaving together narratives from the people we meet at different parts of the commodity chain – waste peddlers, wholesalers, store owners, and shoppers – the book examines the places and people at the heart of these localized yet immense global networks.

Unlike other investigations of commodity chains, this study does not chart a straightforward trajectory from production to consumption. Instead, it demonstrates that the low-end commodity chain is one of constant rupture in which products are made and re-made, blurring the dividing line between producing and consuming.

An ethnography of material culture as well as an examination of commodity culture at a time of economic downturn, this deeply-engrossing book makes a unique contribution to our understanding of commodity chains and consumer culture.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

On the Commodity Trail follows the path of eight low-end commodities from rubbish dumps in China to the pound/euro/dollar stores of Europe and North America and finally into the home of the customer, exploring both the personal stories and global implications of these commodity trails.

About the Author:

Alison Hulme is a Teaching Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK; a Guest Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK and University College Dublin, Ireland; and Visiting Fellow at University of Otago, New Zealand.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hulme Alison
Published by MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 10: 1472572866 ISBN 13: 9781472572868
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MacMillan Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1472572866

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 79.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Hulme, Alison
Published by Bloomsbury USA Academic (2015)
ISBN 10: 1472572866 ISBN 13: 9781472572868
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury USA Academic, 2015. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VV-9781472572868

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 102.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Alison Hulme
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) 2015-02-26, London (2015)
ISBN 10: 1472572866 ISBN 13: 9781472572868
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) 2015-02-26, London, 2015. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781472572868

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 100.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Alison Hulme
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2015)
ISBN 10: 1472572866 ISBN 13: 9781472572868
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2015. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FV-9781472572868

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 98.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.85
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Alison Hulme
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 1472572866 ISBN 13: 9781472572868
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Following the journey of eight bargain store objects, Alison Hulme reveals the complex story behind society s simplest and cheapest commodities. Inspired by Walter Benjamin s Arcades Project, On the Commodity Trail explores the colourful and fascinating histories of everyday objects. Along the way, we observe raw materials on municipal rubbish dumps in China, newly re-made products in the world s largest wholesale market, and take a journey across the seas, to bargain stores in Europe and North America, arriving finally in the homes of consumers. Weaving together narratives from the people we meet at different parts of the commodity chain - waste peddlers, wholesalers, store owners, and shoppers - the book examines the places and people at the heart of these localized yet immense global networks. Unlike other investigations of commodity chains, this study does not chart a straightforward trajectory from production to consumption. Instead, it demonstrates that the low-end commodity chain is one of constant rupture in which products are made and re-made, blurring the dividing line between producing and consuming. An ethnography of material culture as well as an examination of commodity culture at a time of economic downturn, this deeply-engrossing book makes a unique contribution to our understanding of commodity chains and consumer culture. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781472572868

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 113.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Alison Hulme
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 1472572866 ISBN 13: 9781472572868
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Following the journey of eight bargain store objects, Alison Hulme reveals the complex story behind society s simplest and cheapest commodities. Inspired by Walter Benjamin s Arcades Project, On the Commodity Trail explores the colourful and fascinating histories of everyday objects. Along the way, we observe raw materials on municipal rubbish dumps in China, newly re-made products in the world s largest wholesale market, and take a journey across the seas, to bargain stores in Europe and North America, arriving finally in the homes of consumers. Weaving together narratives from the people we meet at different parts of the commodity chain - waste peddlers, wholesalers, store owners, and shoppers - the book examines the places and people at the heart of these localized yet immense global networks. Unlike other investigations of commodity chains, this study does not chart a straightforward trajectory from production to consumption. Instead, it demonstrates that the low-end commodity chain is one of constant rupture in which products are made and re-made, blurring the dividing line between producing and consuming. An ethnography of material culture as well as an examination of commodity culture at a time of economic downturn, this deeply-engrossing book makes a unique contribution to our understanding of commodity chains and consumer culture. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781472572868

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 115.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Hulme Alison
Published by Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 1472572866 ISBN 13: 9781472572868
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum International Publishing Group. Book Condition: New. pp. 224. Bookseller Inventory # 126035699

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 114.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.23
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Alison Hulme
Published by Bloombury
ISBN 10: 1472572866 ISBN 13: 9781472572868
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloombury. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9781472572868

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 114.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.13
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

HULME ALISON
Published by Bloomsbury (2015)
ISBN 10: 1472572866 ISBN 13: 9781472572868
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9781472572868 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0867649

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 115.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.52
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Alison Hulme
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 1472572866 ISBN 13: 9781472572868
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Following the journey of eight bargain store objects, Alison Hulme reveals the complex story behind society s simplest and cheapest commodities. Inspired by Walter Benjamin s Arcades Project, On the Commodity Trail explores the colourful and fascinating histories of everyday objects. Along the way, we observe raw materials on municipal rubbish dumps in China, newly re-made products in the world s largest wholesale market, and take a journey across the seas, to bargain stores in Europe and North America, arriving finally in the homes of consumers. Weaving together narratives from the people we meet at different parts of the commodity chain - waste peddlers, wholesalers, store owners, and shoppers - the book examines the places and people at the heart of these localized yet immense global networks. Unlike other investigations of commodity chains, this study does not chart a straightforward trajectory from production to consumption. Instead, it demonstrates that the low-end commodity chain is one of constant rupture in which products are made and re-made, blurring the dividing line between producing and consuming. An ethnography of material culture as well as an examination of commodity culture at a time of economic downturn, this deeply-engrossing book makes a unique contribution to our understanding of commodity chains and consumer culture. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781472572868

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 131.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book