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- DescriptionRace has long shaped shopping experiences for many Americans. Retail exchanges and establishments have made headlines as flashpoints for conflict t only between blacks and whites, but also between whites, Mexicans, Asian Americans, and a wide variety of other ethnic groups, who have at times found themselves unwelcome at white-owned businesses. Race and Retail documents the extent to which retail establishments, both past and present, have often catered to specific ethnic and racial groups. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the original essays collected here explore selling and buying practices of nwhite populations around the world and the barriers that shape these habits, such as racial discrimination, food deserts, and gentrification. The contributors highlight more contemporary issues by raising questions about how race informs business owners' ideas about consumer demand, resulting in substandard quality and higher prices for mirities than in predominantly white neighborhoods. In a wide-ranging exploration of the subject, they also address revitalization and gentrification in South Korean and Lati neighborhoods in California, Arab and Turkish coffeehouses and hookah lounges in South Paterson, New Jersey, and tourist capoeira consumption in Brazil. Race and Retail illuminates the complex play of forces at work in racialized retail markets and the everyday impact of those forces on mirity consumers. The essays demonstrate how past practice remains in force in subtle and t-so-subtle ways.
- Author BiographyMia Bay is a professor of history and co-director of the Rutgers Center for Race and Ethnicity at Rutgers University. She is the author of The White Image in the Black Mind: African-American Ideas About White People 1830 -1925 Ann Fabian. is a distinguished professor of history and co-director of the Rutgers Center for Race and Ethnicity at Rutgers University. She is the author of The Skull Collectors: Race, Science, and America's Unburied Dead.
- PublisherRutgers University Press
- Date of Publication31/08/2015
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleRutgers Studies on Race and Ethnicity
- Place of PublicationNew Brunswick, NJ
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRutgers University Press
- Content Note26 photographs
- Weight617 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Edited byAnn Fabian,Mia Bay
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