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Shopaholic Takes Manhattan

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ISBN 10 : 0385335881
Pages : 323 pages
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Download Shopaholic Takes Manhattan in PDF Full Online Free by Sophie Kinsella and published by Dial Press. This book was released on 2002-01 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: TV financial guru Becky Bloomwood has finally paid off her debts and credit card bills, until her boyfriend, Luke, invites her to accompany him when he moves to New York, and she discovers sample sales, power lunches, and Fifth Avenue.


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Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 Volumes]

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ISBN 10 : 9780313084447
Pages : 744 pages
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Download Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 Volumes] in PDF Full Online Free by Claudia Mitchell and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2007-12-30 with total page 744 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia investigates the increasingly complex relationships, struggles, obsessions, and idols of American tween and teen girls who are growing up faster today than ever before. Comprehensive in its coverage of the twenty and twenty-first century trendsetters, fashion, literature, film, in-group rituals and hot-button issues that shape-and are shaped by-girl culture, this two-volume resource offers a wealth of information to help students, educators, and interested readers better understand the ongoing interplay between girls and mainstream culture.


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Shopaholic Abroad

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ISBN 10 : 9780552778336
Pages : 350 pages
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Download Shopaholic Abroad in PDF Full Online Free by Sophie Kinsella and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For Rebecca life is peachy. She has a job on morning TV, her bank manager is being nice to her, and the icing on the brioche is that she has been offered work in New York. The Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, and she does intend to visit them all, but first Saks, then Bloomingdales ...


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Shopaholic Ties the Knot

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ISBN 10 : 9780552778312
Pages : 393 pages
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Download Shopaholic Ties the Knot in PDF Full Online Free by Sophie Kinsella and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-05 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The lovable heroine of the bestselling "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and "Shopaholic Takes Manhattan" is back in this hilarious tale of one blushing bride who just can't say no to saying "I do."


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Shopaholic Abroad

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ISBN 10 : 9781409081043
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Shopaholic Abroad in PDF Full Online Free by Sophie Kinsella and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-06-26 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For Rebecca Bloomwood, life is peachy. She has a job on morning TV, her bank manager is actually being nice to her, and when it comes to spending money, her new motto is Buy Only What You Need - and she's really (sort of) sticking to it. The icing on the brioche is that she's been offered a chance to work in New York. New York! The Museum of Modern Art! The Guggenheim! The Metropolitan Opera House! And Becky does mean to go to them all. Honestly. It's just that it seems silly not to check out a few other famous places first. Like Saks. And Bloomingdales. And Barneys. And one of those fantastic sample sales where you can get a Prada dress for $10. Or was it $100? Is Becky too dazzled to care? Everybody loves Sophie Kinsella: "I almost cried with laughter" Daily Mail "Hilarious . . . you'll laugh and gasp on every page" Jenny Colgan "Properly mood-altering . . . funny, fast and farcical. I loved it" Jojo Moyes "A superb tale. Five stars!" Heat


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The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317235316
Pages : 222 pages
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Download The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit in PDF Full Online Free by Heike Missler and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-11-03 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chick lit is the marketing label attributed to a surge of books published in the wake of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) and Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City (1997). Branded by their pink or pastel-coloured book covers, chick-lit novels have been a highly successful and ubiquitous product of women's popular culture since the late 1990s. This study traces the evolution of chick lit not only as a genre of popular fiction, but as a cultural phenomenon. It complicates the genealogy of the texts by situating them firmly in the context of age-old debates about female literary creation, and by highlighting the dynamics of the popular-fiction market. Offering a convincing dissection of the formula which lies at the heart of chick lit, as well as in-depth analyses of a number of chick-lit titles ranging from classic to more recent and edgier texts, this book yields new insights into a relatively young field of academic study. Its close readings provide astute assessments of chick lit's notoriously skewed representational politics, especially with regard to sexuality and ethnicity, which feed into current discussions about postfeminism. Moreover, the study makes a unique contribution to the scholarly debate of chick lit by including an analysis of the (online) fan communities the genre has fostered. The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit weaves a sound methodological network, drawing on reader-response criticism; feminist, gender, and queer theory; affect studies; and whiteness studies. This book is an accessible and engaging study for anyone interested in postfeminism and popular culture.


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Consuming Schools

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Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781442611078
Pages : 216 pages
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Download Consuming Schools in PDF Full Online Free by Trevor Norris and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2011-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The increasing prevalence of consumerism in contemporary society often equates happiness with the acquisition of material objects. Consuming Schools describes the impact of consumerism on politics and education and charts the increasing presence of commercialism in the educational sphere through an examination of issues such as school-business partnerships, advertising in schools, and corporate-sponsored curriculum. First linking the origins of consumerism to important political and philosophical thinkers, Trevor Norris goes on to closely examine the distinction between the public and the private sphere through the lens of twentieth-century intellectuals Hannah Arendt and Jean Baudrillard. Through Arendt's account of the human activities of labour, work, and action, and the ensuing eclipse of the public realm and Baudrillard's consideration of the visual character of consumerism, Norris examines how school commercialism has been critically engaged by in-class activities such as media literacy programs and educational policies regulating school-business partnerships.


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Chick Lit

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ISBN 10 : 9781136092428
Pages : 282 pages
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Download Chick Lit in PDF Full Online Free by Suzanne Ferriss and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-03-07 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the bestselling Bridget Jones's Diary that started the trend to the television sensation Sex and the City that captured it on screen, "chick lit" has become a major pop culture phenomenon. Banking on female audiences' identification with single, urban characters who struggle with the same life challenges, publishers have earned millions and even created separate imprints dedicated to the genre. Not surprisingly, some highbrow critics have dismissed chick lit as trashy fiction, but fans have argued that it is as empowering as it is entertaining. This is the first volume of its kind to examine the chick lit phenomenon from a variety of angles, accounting for both its popularity and the intense reactions-positive and negative-it has provoked. The contributors explore the characteristics that cause readers to attach the moniker "chick" to a particular book and what, if anything, distinguishes the category of chick lit from the works of Jane Austen on one end and Harlequin romance novels on the other. They critique the genre from a range of critical perspectives, considering its conflicted relationship with feminism and postfeminism, heterosexual romance, body image, and consumerism. The fourteen original essays gathered here also explore such trends and subgenres as "Sistah Lit," "Mommy Lit," and "Chick Lit Jr.," as well as regional variations. As the first book to consider the genre seriously, Chick Lit offers real insight into a new generation of women's fiction.


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Confessions of a Shopaholic

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Publisher : Dial Press Trade Paperback
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ISBN 10 : 0385335482
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Confessions of a Shopaholic in PDF Full Online Free by Sophie Kinsella and published by Dial Press Trade Paperback. This book was released on 2001-02-06 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Party Crasher and Love Your Life comes “a hilarious tale . . . hijinks worthy of classic I Love Lucy episodes . . . too good to pass up.” (USA Today) “Sophie Kinsella keeps her finger on the cultural pulse, while leaving me giddy with laughter.”—Jojo Moyes, author of The Giver of Stars and The Last Letter from Your Lover Becky Bloomwood has a fabulous flat in London’s trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season’s must-haves. The only trouble is, she can’t actually afford it—not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Saving magazine not only bores her to tears, it doesn’t pay much at all. And lately Becky’s been chased by dismal letters from the bank—letters with large red sums she can’t bear to read. She tries cutting back. But none of her efforts succeeds. Her only consolation is to buy herself something . . . just a little something. Finally a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life—and the lives of those around her—forever. Praise for Sophie Kinsella and Confessions of a Shopaholic “Kinsella’s Bloomwood is plucky and funny. . . . You won’t have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist.”—People “If a crème brûlée could be transmogrified into a book, it would be Confessions of a Shopaholic.”—The Star-Ledger “A have-your-cake-and-eat-it romp, done with brio and not a syllable of moralizing. . . . Kinsella has a light touch and puckish humor.”—Kirkus Reviews


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Chick Lit and Postfeminism

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Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780813930718
Pages : 247 pages
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Download Chick Lit and Postfeminism in PDF Full Online Free by Stephanie Harzewski and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally a euphemism for Princeton University’s Female Literary Tradition course in the 1980s, "chick lit" mutated from a movement in American women’s avant-garde fiction in the 1990s to become, by the turn of the century, a humorous subset of women’s literature, journalism, and advice manuals. Stephanie Harzewski examines such best sellers as Bridget Jones’s Diary The Devil Wears Prada, and Sex and the City as urban appropriations of and departures from the narrative traditions of the novel of manners, the popular romance, and the bildungsroman. Further, Harzewski uses chick lit as a lens through which to view gender relations in U.S. and British society in the 1990s. Chick Lit and Postfeminism is the first sustained historicization of this major pop-cultural phenomenon, and Harzewski successfully demonstrates how chick lit and the critical study of it yield social observations on upheavals in Anglo-American marriage and education patterns, heterosexual rituals, feminism, and postmodern values.


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Consumer Culture and Personal Finance

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9780230281189
Pages : 253 pages
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Download Consumer Culture and Personal Finance in PDF Full Online Free by J. Botterill and published by Springer. This book was released on 2010-01-20 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the personal savings and credit discourses surrounding post-war British consumer culture. This cultural history highlights the contradictory meanings of home ownership, domesticity, women's consumerism, and banking deregulation that underwrote unprecedented financial crisis and consumer indebtedness.


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Women's Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests

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Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN 10 : 9781610695381
Pages : 233 pages
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Download Women's Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests in PDF Full Online Free by Rebecca Vnuk and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2013-09-17 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering a fresh perspective on women's fiction for a broad reading audience—fans as well as librarians—this book defines and maps the genre, and describes hundreds of relevant titles.


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The Routledge Companion to Fashion Studies

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ISBN 10 : 9780429554964
Pages : 532 pages
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Download The Routledge Companion to Fashion Studies in PDF Full Online Free by Eugenia Paulicelli and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-19 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of original essays interrogates disciplinary boundaries in fashion, gathering fashion studies research across disciplines and from around the globe. Fashion and clothing are part of material and visual culture, cultural memory, and heritage; they contribute to shaping the way people see themselves, interact, and consume. For each of the volume’s eight parts, scholars from across the world and a variety of disciplines offer analytical tools for further research. Never neglecting the interconnectedness of disciplines and domains, these original contributions survey specific topics and critically discuss the leading views in their areas. They include discursive and reflective pieces, as well as discussions of original empirical work, and contributors include established leaders in the field, rising stars, and new voices, including practioner and industry voices. This is a comprehensive overview of the field, ideal not only for undergraduate and postgraduate fashion studies students, but also for researchers and students in communication studies, the humanities, gender and critical race studies, social sciences, and fashion design and business.


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ISBN 10 : 083524749X
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Economics in Film and Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781578869633
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Economics in Film and Fiction in PDF Full Online Free by Milica Z. Bookman and published by R&L Education. This book was released on 2009-01-16 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Economics is everywhere. It's in business. It's in government. It's in our personal lives. Now, this ground-breaking textbook supplement brings this reality to the classroom. The book uses both contemporary and classic film and literature to illustrate 33 fundamental concepts in introductory economics. Designed for use in introductory economics courses, the clearly organized text brings both sides of the lectern closer together through real-life illustration of economic concepts in such favorites as Jaws, Legally Blonde, Casablanca, The Great Gatsby, The Scarlet Letter, and The Da Vinci Code. Each economic topic is described and terms are defined. A plot synopsis of a film or book sets the stage for each discussion. Using a detailed scene description, the authors then show how the scene illustrates the concept under study. Classroom discussion and assignments are facilitated through a series of questions that probe deeper.