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978-1-4985-4378-1 • Hardback • December 2018 • $105.00 • (£81.00)
978-1-4985-4380-4 • Paperback • October 2020 • $41.99 • (£32.00)
978-1-4985-4379-8 • eBook • December 2018 • $39.50 • (£30.00)
Christopher K. Andrews is assistant professor of sociology at Drew University.
List of Tables and Figures
Chapter 1: Self-Service and the Do-It-Yourself Economy
Chapter 2: Putting Customers to Work
Chapter 3: Supermarkets, Self-Checkout Lanes, and Self-Service
Chapter 4: Why Are There Still So Many Jobs?
Chapter 5: Shopping With the Lonely Crowd
Chapter 6: The Overworked Consumer
In the Overworked Consumer Chris Andrews deploys a number of cutting-edge concepts and theories to frame and inform an interesting and well-written case study of the supermarket, its workers, and those who consume in it. He focuses on a new frontier of consumption in which consumers are overworked…and unpaid…and, as the producers of their own consumption, transformed into ‘prosumers.' Andrews ably explores many of the implications of this rapidly changing new world that encompasses and more seamlessly integrates work and consumption.
— George Ritzer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, Author of The McDonaldization of Society