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Category Archives: Consumption & consumerism


… a conference about talking rubbish Program Saturday 21st January 2012 11.15-1.00pm ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON THE USED CLOTHING TRADE Chair: Professor Nicky Gregson, Durham University ‘ Between A and B: Reprocessing Western second-hand clothing for global markets.’ Julie Botticello (Research Associate, SOAS) ‘The World of Calamity Clothing in Mozambique.’ Andrew Brooks (Geography, King’s College London) […]

Book Review: Modernism and the Marketplace

Alissa G. Karl. Modernism and the Marketplace: Literary Culture and Consumer Capitalism in Rhys, Woolf, Stein, and Nella Larsen. 2009. New York: Routledge. 183 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-98141-5 Reviewed by Paul Crosthwaite, English Literature Research Group, Cardiff University (UK) This outstanding study explores the engagement of Anglo-American women writers of the modernist period with a global […]