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100 1  Woloson, Wendy A.,|d1964-|eauthor. 
245 10 Crap :|ba history of cheap stuff in America /|cWendy A. 
       Woloson. 
264  1 Chicago :|bThe University of Chicago Press,|c2020. 
264  4 |c©2020 
300    388 pages, :|billustrations (some color) ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Introduction : Our crap, our selves -- A nation of cheap 
       jacks. From the cheapening mania to universal cheapness ; 
       Cheap goods in a chain store age -- Better living through 
       gadgetry. Perpetual improvements ; Gadget mania -- Land of
       the free. Getting nothing for something ; The price of 
       loyalty -- (No) accounting for taste. The business of 
       heritage ; Connoisseurship for sale -- Value propositions.
       Collecting commemoration ; Manufacturing scarcity -- But 
       wait, there's more. Joke's on you -- Epilogue : a world 
       made of crap. 
520    "Wendy Woloson considers seriously the detritus of 
       everyday consumerist Western lives--a category that 
       comprises objects that function as art, jokes, tools, 
       embodiments of fantasies, cultural signifiers, status 
       symbols, and much more; a.k.a. "crap." She seeks to use 
       these possessions to illuminate our society, culture, and 
       economy. Why do we--as individuals and as a culture--have 
       these things? Where do they come from, and why do we want 
       them? In her words, this investigation "brings together 
       material culture, consumer culture, behavioral economics, 
       cultural economics, the histories of industrialization, 
       capitalism and international trade, among other 
       disciplines." Also, there's a Lightning Sausage"--
       |cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Novelties|zUnited States|xHistory. 
650  0 Novelties|xSocial aspects|zUnited States. 
650  0 Consumption (Economics)|xSocial aspects|zUnited States. 
650  0 Material culture|zUnited States. 
650  7 Civilization.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00862898 
650  7 Consumption (Economics)|xSocial aspects.|2fast
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650  7 Material culture.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01011739 
650  7 Novelties.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01039788 
651  0 United States|xCivilization. 
651  7 United States.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204155 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
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