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Betsky, Aaron (1999) 'Ontario Mills, California: Castle of Consumption in the Empire of Signs' in Moore, Rowan (ed.) Vertigo: The Strange New World of the Contemporary City London: Laurence King, pp.192-203

Betsky, Aaron (2000) 'All The World's A Store: The Spaces of Shopping', in Pavitt, Jane (ed.) Brand New London: V&A Publications

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Corrigan, Peter (1997) The Sociology of Consumption: an Introduction London: Sage

Deaton, Angus (1992) Understanding Consumption Oxford: OUP

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Featherstone, Mike (1991) Consumer Culture and Postmodernism London: Sage

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Gardner, Carl and Sheppard, Julie (1989) Consuming Passion: The Rise of Retail Culture London: Unwin Hyman

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Jackson, Peter and Thrift, Nigel (1995) ‘Geographies of Consumption’ in Acknowledging Consumption: A Review of New Studies ed. Miller, Daniel London: Routledge, pp.204-37

Julier, Guy (2000) The Culture of Design London: Sage

Kopytoff, Igor (1986) ‘The cultural biography of things: commoditization as process’ in Appadurai, Arjun (ed.) The social life of things: Commodites in cultural perspective Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.64-94

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Ritzer, George (1993) The McDonaldization of Society: An Investigation into the Changing Character of Contemporary Social Life London: Pine Forge Press

Ritzer, George (2001) Explorations in the Sociology of Consumption: Fast Food, Credit Cards and Casinos London: Sage

Ritzer, George (2005) Enchanting a Disenchanted World: Revolutionizing the Means of Consumption 2nd Edition. London: Sage

Slater, Don (1997) Consumer Culture and Modernity London: Polity

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