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Steal A Cultural History of Shoplifting

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ISBN-10: 014312112X

ISBN-13: 9780143121121

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rachel Shteir

List price: $16.00
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Rachel Shteir’s The Steal is the first serious study of shoplifting, looking to history to reveal the roots of our modern dilemma. Dismissed by academia and the mainstream media and largely misunderstood, shoplifting has become the territory of moralists, mischievous teenagers, tabloid television, and self-help gurus. But shoplifting incurs remarkable real-life costs for retailers and consumers. The “crime tax”—the amount every American family loses to shoplifting-related price inflation—is more than $400 a year. Shoplifting cost American retailers $11.7 billion in 2009. The theft of one $5.00 item from Whole Foods can require sales of hundreds of dollars to break even.The Steal begins when…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English