Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 May 2009

272 Pages | 13 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719076848

Bookseller Code (06)


Consumerism and the Co-operative movement in modern British history

Taking stock

Lawrence Black and Nicole Robertson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Fills a definite gap in the market, as the Co-op has been largely overlooked by historians, despite its contemporary relevance to debates about consumerism, ethical and fair trade, and alternatives to corporate commerce Uses the Co-op to inform debates about meanings of consumption and changing consumer identities Assembles leading authorities and up-and-coming researchers to offer a broad range of essays exploring themes including the Co-op's culture, design, advertising, gender, region, ideology and its decline