Publisher description for Charity shops : retailing consumption and society / Suzanne Horne and Avril Maddrell.

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Charity shops are now significant occupiers of the UK high street, and are becoming familiar sites of consumption in the USA, Australia, Canada and Ireland. This volume provides the first overview of the history and development of the charity shop. Material is drawn from a variety of disciplines, including marketing, retailing, cultural studies and social geography. This book will be of essential interest to all practitioners, researchers and students wishing to study the charity shop phenomenon.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Thrift shops -- Great Britain.