An Overview of Daniel Miller's Book, "A Theory of Shopping" Analytical Essay by Social Theory Guy

An Overview of Daniel Miller's Book, "A Theory of Shopping"
A look at the work of modern anthropologist, Daniel Miller, which highlights and studies routine shopping practices.
# 1447 | 1,000 words | 1 source | 2001 | US


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"Miller's theory rests heavily from what he calls "making love in the supermarket." Through his investigation he observes housewives (as his subjects were predominantly female members of a traditional nuclear family) that often exert great energy to please their family or convert their tastes to ones believed to be more healthy or beneficial. With this Miller sees a dominant other-centeredness, over a perhaps more expected self-centeredness, that may only be explained by a broad sense of love: "it is love that can satisfactorily legitimate their devotion to this work.""

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