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From Goodwill to Grunge A History of Secondhand Styles and Alternative Economies

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ISBN-10: 1469631903

ISBN-13: 9781469631905

Edition: 2017

Authors: Jennifer Le Zotte

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In this surprising new look at how clothing, style, and commerce came together to change American culture, Jennifer Le Zotte examines how secondhand goods sold at thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales came to be both profitable and culturally influential. Initially, selling used goods in the United States was seen as a questionable enterprise focused largely on the poor. But as the twentieth century progressed, multimillion-dollar businesses like Goodwill Industries developed, catering not only to the needy but increasingly to well-off customers looking to make a statement. Le Zotte traces the origins and meanings of "secondhand style" and explores how buying pre-owned goods went…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 3/20/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 342
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 0.77" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English