by Rachel Shteir
Hardcover, 256 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $25.95 |
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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.
Rachel Shteir is the author of Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show and Gypsy: the Art of the Tease.
July 7, 2011 In The Steal, Rachel Shteir examines the cultural history and economic impact of shoplifting, an activity that 10 percent of all U.S. citizens admit to trying at one point or another.
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