Reading lists is a resource and output for coursework produced, among others, by students at the University of Exeter taking a final year module called ‘Geographies of Material Culture’.

The module was last taught in the Autumn term of 2016-7, so we thought we’d share its reading list. This was put together primarily in response to student ideas, and grew in some strange and unexpected ways.

You may find some gems in here. If you have suggestions to add, please submit them in a comment.

Non-academic readings

Anon (2006) Takeovers of ethical companies. Ethical Consumer 101, np [read here]

Anon (2014) Exceptions to copyright. UK Government Intellectual Property Office 18 November  [read here]

Anon (2016) No Wonderland for workers: labour conditions at Disney’s supplier factories in China. Hong Kong: Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour [read here]

Baker, V. (2014) Humour on record. Index on censorship 43(4), 134-136 [read here]

Bingham, C. & Harper, S. (nd) Copyright: permitted acts. Practical Law [read here]

Chamberlain, G. (2016) The grim truth of Chinese factories producing the west’s Christmas toys. The Guardian 4 December [read here]

Chang, H-J (2011) Anti-capitalist? Too simple. Occupy can be the catalyst for a radical rethink. The guardian 15 November [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2014) The 13 best examples of shop-dropping… ever. 22 March [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2016) Encyclopaedia of terms. 26 September [read here]

Cooke, R. (2009) Important artefacts and personal property from the collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, including books, street fashion and Jewellery by Leanne Shapton. The observer, 29 November [read here]

Ferri, J. (2009) An interview with Leanne Shapton. Bookslut April [read here]

Jinghua, Q. (2017) What Sex Workers Can Tell Us About China’s Transformation. Sixth Tone 23 May [read here]

McKay, Z. (2015) Ex-garment workers are rocking out for women’s labor rights in Cambodia. Take Part 18 December [read here]

Ruwanpura, K. (2016) Living Wages: the Achilles Heel of the Sri Lankan Garment Industry? [read here]

Shapton, L. (2009) Important artifacts and personal property from the collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, including books, street fashion and Jewelry. London: Bloomsbury [read here]

Smith, J. & Newton, H. (2014) Defining the joke: getting parody. Practical Law 25 September [read here]

Wainright, O. (2014) Santa’s real workshop: the town in China that makes the world’s Christmas decorations. The Guardian 19 December [read here]

Academic readings

Appadurai, A. (1986) Introduction: commodities & the politics of value. in Appadurai, A. (ed) The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 3-63 [read here]

Angus, T., Cook, I. & Evans, J. (2001) A Manifesto for Cyborg Pedagogy. International Research in Geographical & Environmental Education, 10(2), 195-201 [read here]

Anon (2017) Advertising shits in your head. London: Dog Section Press [read here]

Askins, K. (2009) ‘That’s just what I do’: placing emotion in academic activism. Emotion, space & society 2(1), 4-13 [read here]

Atchison, J., Head, L. and Gates, A., (2010) Wheat as food, wheat as industrial substance; comparative geographies of transformation and mobility. Geoforum 41(2), 236-246 [read here]

Bakker, K. & Bridge, G. (2006) Material worlds? Resource geographies and the ‘matter of nature’. Progress in human geography 30(1), 5-27 [read here]

Banet-Weiser, S. & Mukherjee, R. (2012) Introduction: commodity activism in neoliberal times. in their (ed) Commodity activism. New York: New York University Press [read here]

Barnett, C. (2011) Geography and ethics: justice unbound. Progress in Human Geography 35(2), 246-255 [read here]

Barnett, C. & Land, D. (2007) Geographies of generosity: beyond the ‘moral turn’. Geoforum 38, 1065-1075 [read here]

Barnett, C., Robinson, J. & Rose, G. (eds.) (2008) Geographies of Globalization: A Demanding World. Sage, London. [available from the library – look up Corbridge in the index]

Bennett, J. (2001) Commodity fetishism and commodity enchantment. in her The enchantment of modern life. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 111-130 [read here]

Bennett, J. (2001) The wonder of minor experiences. The enchantment of modern life. Princeton: Princeton University press, 3-16 [read here]

Bennett, J. (2010) Vibrant matter: a political ecology of things. London: Duke University Press [read here]

Berner, B. (2008) Working knowledge as performance: on the practical understanding of machines. Work, employment & society 22(2), 319-336 [read here]

Bloch, S. (2013) Hollywood as waste regime: the revalorization of a cast-off mattress as film prop. City 17(4), 449-473 [read here]

Böge, S. (1995) The well-travelled yoghurt pot: lessons for new freight transport policies and regional production. World Transport Policy & Practice 1(1), 7-11 [read here]

Boyd, A. & Mitchell, D. (2012) The beautiful trouble manifesto, in Boyd, A. (comp). Beautiful trouble: a toolbox for revolution. New York: O/R [read here]

Bozkurt, O. (2015) The punctuation of mundane jobs with extreme work: Christmas at the supermarket deli counter. Organization 22(4), 476-492 [read here]

Brassett, J. (2009) British irony, global justice: a pragmatic reading of Chris Brown, Banksy & Ricky Gervais.  Review of international studies 35, 219-245 [read here]

Brooks, A. & Simon, D. (2012) Unravelling the relationships between used-clothing imports and the decline of African clothing industries. Development & Change 43(6), 1265–1290 [read here]

Butler, J. (2010) Precarious life, vulnerability, and the ethics of cohabitation. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy 26(2), 134-151 [read here]

Cameron, J. (2015) Can poverty be funny? The serious use of humour as a strategy of public engagement for global justice. Third World Quarterly 36(2), 274-290 [read here]

Castree, N. (2001) Commentary: commodity fetishism, geographical imaginations and imaginative geographies. Environment and Planning A 33(9), 1519–1525 [read here]

Chambers, M., Daglish, M., Rendell, S., Stapleton, G., Thompson, G. & Nuss, F. (2012) Santa’s workshop: inside China’s slave labour factories. [read here]

Chan, A. (2002) The culture of survival: lives of migrant workers through the prism of private letters. In Link, P., Madsen, R. & Pickowicz, P. (eds) Popular China: unofficial culture in a globalizing society. Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield, 163-188 [read here]

Chan, J. (2013) A suicide survivor: the life of a Chinese worker. New Technology, Work andEmployment 28(2), 84-99 [read here]

Chowdhury, R (2017) Rana Plaza fieldwork and academic anxiety: some reflections. Journal of management studies [online early: read here]

Clare, H. (2006) Made in Cambodia. Undergraduate Geography dissertation, University of Birmingham [read here]

Clarke, A. (2014) Theories of material agency and practice: A Guide to Collecting Urban Material Culture. Museum anthropology 37(1), 17–26 [read here]

Clarke, N. (2008) From ethical consumerism to political consumption. Geography compass 2(6), 1870-1884 [read here]

Cohen, L.H. (1997) The fetish. in her Glass, paper, beans: revelations on the nature & value of ordinary things. New York: Doubleday, 199-252 [8 copies in the library]

Collier, A. (1991) The inorganic body and the ambiguity of freedom. Radical philosophy 57, 3-9 [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2000) Social sculpture & connective aesthetics: Shelly Sacks’ Exchange Values. Ecumeme 7(3), 337-343 [download here]

Cook et al, I. (2002) Commodities: the DNA of capitalism. (last accessed 28 September 2015) [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2006) Geographies of food: following. Progress in human geography 30(5), 655-666 [read here]

Cook, I & Harrison, M. (2007) Follow the thing: ‘West Indian hot pepper sauce’. Space and culture, 10(1), 40-63 [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2008-date ) Writing collaboration: a work in progress. ( last accessed – add date here)

Cook, I. (2011) iPhone 3G – already with pictures! (aka ‘iPhone Girl’). ( last accessed )

Cook et al, I (2014) ‘Afters’: 26 authors, a blog and a ‘workshop imagination geared to writing’. Cultural geographies 21(1), 135-140 [read here]

Cook et al, I. (nd) Inviting construction: making sense of Primark’s response
to the Rana Plaza collapse through Political LEGO. Draft available from author [download from ELE]

Cook et al, I. (in press) analysing relations between the making, reception and impact of commodity activism in a transmedia world. in Söderström O, Kloetzer L. (eds.), How social sciences shape society, University of Neuchátel, Neuchátel, Switzerland, 2016 pp. xx –xx [download from ELE]

Cook, I. & Crang, P. (1996) The world on a plate: culinary culture, displacement & geographical knowledges. Journal of material culture 1(2), 131-153 [read here]

Cook, I, Crang, P. & Thorpe (2000) ‘Have you got the customer’s permission?’ Category management and circuits of knowledge in the UK food business. in Bryson, J., Daniels, P., Henry, N. & Pollard, J. (eds) Knowledge, space, economy. London: Routledge, 242-260 [download draft from ELE]

Cook, I., Evans, J., Griffiths, H., Morris, R., Wrathmell, S. et al. (2007) ‘It’s more than just what it is’: defetishising commodities, expanding fields, mobilising change…  Geoforum 38(6), 1113-1126 [read here]

Cook, I. & Tolia-Kelly, D. (2010) Material geographies. in Hicks, D. & Beaudry, M. (eds) The Oxford handbook of material culture studies. Oxford: Blackwell, p.99-122 [read here]

Cook, I. & Woodyer, T. (2012) Lives of things. in Sheppard, E., Barnes, T. & Peck, P. (eds) The new companion to economic geography. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, p.226-241 [read here]

Corbridge, S. (1993) Marxisms, modernities, and moralities: development praxis and the claims of distant strangers. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 11, 449–472 [read here]

Crang, M. & Cook, I. (2007) Doing ethnographies. London: Sage [montage section, 177-202] [read here]

Crang, P. (2013) The geographies of material culture. In P. Cloke, P. Crang & M. Goodwin (eds) Introducing Human Geographies. (Second edition) London: Arnold, p.276-291 [read  here]

Crittenden, V., Hopkins, L. & Simmons, J. (2011) Satirists as opinion leaders: is social media redefining roles? Journal of Public Affairs 11(3), 174-180 [read here]

Cuff, B., Brown, S., Taylor, L. & Howat, D. (2016) Empathy: a review of the concept. Emotion review 8(2), 144-153 [read here]

Dant, T. (1996) Fetishism & the social value of objects. Sociological review 44(3), 495-516 [read here]

Darts, D. (2004) Visual culture jam: art, pedagogy and creative resistance. Studies in Art Education 45(4), 313–327 [read here]

Daya, S. (2014) Beyond exploitation/empowerment: re-imagining Southern producers in commodity stories. Social & Cultural Geography 15(7), 812-833 [read here]

Delaure, M. & Fink, M. (eds) (2017) Culture jamming, activism and the art of cultural resistance. New York: New York University Press.

DeLyser, D. & Greenstein, P. (2015) “Follow That Car!” mobilities of enthusiasm in a rare car’s restoration. Professional geographer 67(2), 255-268 [read here]

Demos, T.J. (2010) Another world, and another… notes on Uneven Geographies. in Demos, T.J. & Farquharson, A. (2010) Uneven geographies (exhibition catalogue). Nottingham: Nottingham Contemporary, 11-19 [read here]

Dillard, J. (1998) Slaughterhouse nightmare: psychological harm suffered by slaughterhouse employees and the possibility of redress through legal reform. Georgetown journal of poverty law and policy XV(2) 1-18 [download here]

Dittmer, J. (2007) The Tyranny of the Serial: Popular Geopolitics, the Nation, and Comic Book Discourse. Antipode 39(2), 247–268 [read here]

Dumit, J. (2014) Writing the implosion: teaching the world one thing at a time. Cultural Anthropology 29(2), np [read here]

Duncombe, S. (2016) Does it work? The æffect of activist art. Social research 83(1), 115-134 [read here]

Ellis, C. (1999) Heartful autoethnography. Qualitative health research 9(5), 669-683 [read here]

Ercel, K. (2006) Orientalization of exploitation: a class-analytical critique of the sweatshop discourse. Rethinking Marxism: a journal of economics, culture & society 18(2), 289-306 [read here]

Evans, J., Cook, I. & Griffiths, H. (2007) Creativity, group pedagogy & social action: a departure from Gough. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 40(2), 330-345 [read here]

Evans, M. (2016) Painting with oil. Dissent 63(2), 11-15 [read here]

Farbotko, C. & Head, L. (2013) Gifts, sustainable consumption and giving up green anxieties at Christmas. Geoforum 50, 88–96 [read here]

Fisher, T. (2004) What we touch, touches us: materials, affects and affordances.  Design issues 20(4), 20-31 [download from ELE]

Foster, R. (2006) Tracking globalization: commodities and value in motion. Tilley, C., Keane, W., Kuchler, S., Rowlands, M. & Spyer, P. (eds) Handbook of material culture. London: Sage. 285-302 [read here]

Freidberg, S. (2004) The ethical complex of corporate food power. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 22(4), 513–531 [read here]

Freire, P. (2005) The banking concept of education. in Bartholomae, D. (ed) Ways of reading (7th ed). New York: St Martin’s Press, 255-267 [read here]

Fregoso, R-L (2010) Maquilapolis: An Interview with Vicky Funari and Sergio de la Torre. Camera obscura 25(2), 173-181 [read here]

Fuller, M. (2008) Art methodologies in media ecology. in O’Sullivan, S. & Zepke, S. (eds) Deleuze, Guattari and the production of the new. London: Continuum, 45-57 [read here]

Gablik, S. (2001) Connective aesthetics. American art. Winter, 2-7 [read here]

Gauntlett, D. (2011) Introduction to his Making is connecting: the social meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0. Cambridge: Polity, 1-15 [read here]

Gibson-Graham, J-K (2008) Diverse economies: performative practices for ‘other worlds’. Progress in human geography 32(5), 613–632 [read here]

Gough, N. (2004) RhizomANTically Becoming-cyborg: performing posthuman pedagogies. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 36, 253–265 [read here]

Grace, H. (2013) iPhone Girl: assembly, assemblages and affect in the life of an image. in Berry. C., Harbord, J. & Moore, R. (eds.) Public Space, Media Space Basingstoke: Macmillan, 135-161 [read here]

Graham, M. and Haarstad, H. (2011) Transparency and Development: Ethical Consumption Through Web 2.0 and the Internet of Things. Information Technologies and International Development 7(1) 1-18 [read here]

Gregson, N. & Crewe, L (2003) Second-Hand Cultures. Oxford: Berg [read here]

Grewal, I. (2014) American humanitarian citizenship: the ‘soft’ power of empire. in Ponzanesi, S. (ed) Gender, globalisation and violence. London: Routledge, 64-81 [read here]

Hancock, P. & Rehn, A. (2011) Organizing Christmas. Organization studies 18(6) 737–745 [read here]

Haraway, D. (1991) A cyborg manifesto: science, technology and socialist-feminism in the late twentieth century. in her Simians, cyborgs and women: the reinvention of nature. New York: Routledge, 149-181 [read here].

Haraway, D. & Gane, M. (2006) When we have never been human, what is to be done? Interview with Donna Haraway. Theory, culture & society 23(7-8), 135-158 [read here]

Hartwick, E. (2000) Towards a geographical politics of consumption. Environment & planning A 32(7), 1177-92 [read here]

Harvey, D. (1990) Between space and time: reflections on the geographical imagination. Annals, Association of American Geographers 80(3), 418-434 [read here]

Harvey, D. (2010) Commodities and exchange. in his A companion to Marx’s Capital.  London: Verso, p.15-53 [read carefully p.38-47 here]

Hauser, K. (2004) A garment in the dock; or how the FBI illuminated the prehistory of a pair of denim jeans. Journal of material culture  9(3), 293–313 [read here]

Hawkins, H., Sacks, S., Cook, I., Rawling, E., Griffiths, H., Swift, D., Evans, J., Rothnie, G., Wilson, J., Williams, A., Feenay, K., Gordon, L., Prescott, H., Murphy, C., Allen, D., Mitchell, T., Wheeldon, R., Roberts, M., Robinson, G., Flaxman, P., Fuller, D., Lovell, T. & Askins, K. (2013) Organic public geographies: ‘making the connection’. Antipode 43(3), 909-926 [read here]

Hayes-Conroy, J. & Hayes-Conroy, A. (2010) Visceral geographies: mattering, relating, and defying. Geography compass 4(9), p.1273–1283 [read here]

Hebdige, D. (2003) Subculture: the meaning of style. London: Routledge [read here]

Heyman, R. (2001) Why advocacy isn’t enough: realising the radical possibilities of the classroom. International Research in Geographical & Environmental Education, 10(2), 174-8 [read here]

Heyman, R. (2004) Inventing geography: writing as a social justice pedagogy. Journal of Geography 103, 139-152 [read here]

Hicks, D. & Beaudry, M. (2010) Introduction. Material culture studies: a reactionary view. in their (eds) The Oxford handbook of material culture studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p.1-21 [read here]

Horton, J. & Kraftl, P. (2013) Material things. in their Cultural geographies: an introduction. London: Routledge, 200-221 [read here]

Hughes, A., Buttle, M. & Wrigley, N. (2007) Organisational geographies of corporate responsibility: a UK–US comparison of retailers’ ethical trading initiatives. Journal of Economic Geography 7, 491–513 [read here]

Hughes, A., McEwan, C. & Bek, D (2015) Postcolonial Perspectives on Global Production Networks: Insights from Flower Valley in South Africa. Environment & Planning A 47(2) 249-266 [read here]

Hulme, A. (2016) Following the (unfollowable) thing: methodological considerations in the era of high globalisation. Cultural geographies (online early) 1-4 [read here]

Hulme, A. (2015) On the commodity trail. London: Palgrave [read here]

Ingold, T. (2010) The textility of making. Cambridge journal of economics 34 91-102 [read here]

Ingold, T. (2007) Materials against materiality. Archaeological dialogues 14 (1), p.1–16 [read here]

Jackson, P. (2006) Thinking geographically. Geography 91(3), 199-204 [read here]

Jenkins, H. (2014) Fan activism and participatory politics: the case of the Harry Potter Alliance. in Ratto, M. & Boler, M. (eds) DIY citizenship: critical making and social media. London: Routledge, 65-74 [read here]

Jensen-Moulton, J. (2014) Sounds of the sweatshop: Pauline Oliveros and Maquilapolis. in Piekut, B. (ed) Tomorrow is the question: new directions in experimental music studies. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 211-228 [read here]

Jones, A. & Boivin, N. (2010) The malice of inanimate objects: material agency. In Hicks, D. & Beaudry, M. (eds) The Oxford handbook of material culture studies.London: Sage, 333-351 [read here]

Joseph, K & Nithya, N. (2009) Material flows in the life cycle of leather. Journal of cleaner production 17, 676–682 [read here]

Kamph, C. (2014) Art interrupting business, business interrupting art. Re(de)fining the interface between business and art. in McCaughey, M. (ed) Cyberactivism on the particpatory web. London: Routledge, 155-182 [read here]

Kapur, J. (2005) Obsolescence and other playroom anxieties: childhood in the shadows of late capital. Rethinking Marxism 17(2), 237-255 [read here]

Kasser, T. & Sheldon, K. (2002) What makes for a merry Christmas? Journal of happiness studies 3, 313-329 [read here]

Kemppainen, E. (2016) Teaching media literacy and the geographies of consumption. Helsinki: Eetti [read here]

Kent, A. (2012) Part II: The pedagogical unconscious. Progress in human geography 32(5), 13-16 [read here]

Kleine, D. (2016) Putting ethical consumption in its place: geographical perspectives. in Shaw, D., Carrington, M. & Chatzidakis, A. (eds) Ethics and Morality in Consumption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Routledge: London, 116-137 [read here]

Kneip, V. (2009) Political struggles within the market sphere: the internet as a ‘weapon’. in Baringhorst, S., Kneip, V. & Niesyto, J. (eds.) Political campaigning on the web. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 173-198 [download from ELE]

Knowles, C. (2014) Flip-flop: a journey through globalisation’s backroads. London: Pluto [read here]

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Krznaric, R. (2007) Empathy and the art of living. Oxford: Blackbird [read here]

Lambert-Beatty, C. (2010) Fill in the blank: culture jamming and the advertising of agency. New directions for youth development 12, 99–112 [read here]

Law, J. (2004) After method: mess in social science research. London: Routledge [read here]

Lewis, Q. (2010) Shopping with Karl: Commodity fetishism and the materiality of Marx’s London. Archaeologies 6(1), 150-166 [read here]

Lewis, T.E. (2010) Paulo Freire’s last laugh: rethinking critical pedagogy’s funny bone through Jacques Rancière. Educational philosophy and theory 42(5-6), 635–648 [read here]

Li, H. (2016) Narrative dissidence, spoof videos and alternative memory in China. International Journal of Cultural Studies 19(5) 501-517 [read here]

Liberate Tate (2015) Confronting the institution in performance. Performance research 20(4), 78-84 [read here]

Littler, J. (2005) Beyond the boycott: anti-consumerism, cultural change and the limits of reflexivity. Cultural studies 19(2), 227-252 [read here]

Lovink, G. & Nieysto, J. (2009) A plea for more experiments & creativity in political laboratories. in Baringhorst, S., Kneip, V. & Niesyto, J. (eds.) Political campaigning on the web. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 257-72 [download from ELE]

Luke, T. (2000) Cyborg enchantments: commodity fetishism and human/machine interactions. Strategies 13(1), 39-62 [download from ELE]

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Madge, C., Raghuram, P. & Noxolo, P. (2009) Rethinking responsibility and care for a postcolonial world. Geoforum 41(1), 5-13 [read here]

Madge, C., Raghuram, P. & Noxolo, P. (2009) Engaged pedagogy and responsibility: A postcolonial analysis of international students. Geoforum 40(1), 34–45 [read here]

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Merrifield, A. (2010) Magical Marxism. Environment & planning D: society & space 27, 381-386 [read here]

Micheletti, M. & Stolle, D. (2007) Mobilizing consumers to take responsibility for global social justice. Annals, AAPSS 611 (May), 157-175 [read here]

Micheletti, M. & Stolle, D. (2008) Fashioning social justice through political consumerism, capital and the internet. Cultural studies 22(5), 749-769 [read here]

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Miller, D. (2001) The poverty of morality. Journal of consumer culture 1(2), 225–243 [read here]

Miller, D. (2006) Consumption. in Tilley, C., Keane, W., Kuchler, S., Rowlands, M. & Spyer, P. (eds) Handbook of material culture. London: Sage. p.341-354 [read here]

Miller, D. (2008) The comfort of things. London: Polity [find in library]

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Mol, A. (2008) I eat an apple: on theorising subjectivities. Subjectivity 22(1), 28–37 [read here]

Mukherjee, R. (2012) Diamonds (are from Sierra Leone): bling and the promise of consumer citizenship. in Mukherjee, R. & Banet-Weiser, S. (eds) Commodity activism. New York: New York University Press [read here]

Nash, K. & Corner, J. (2016) Strategic impact documentary: contexts of production and social intervention. European Journal of Communication 31(3), 227–242 [read here]

New, S. (2015) Modern slavery and the supply chain: the limits of corporate social responsibility? Supply Chain Management: An International Journal 20(6), 697 – 707 [read here]

Newstead, C. (2009) Pedagogy, post-coloniality and care-full encounters in the classroom. Geoforum 40(1), 80-90 [read here]

Noxolo, P., Raghuram, P. & Madge, C. (2012) Unsettling responsibility: postcolonial interventions. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 37, 418- 429 [read here]

Oliver, S. (2010) Simulating the Ethical Community: Interactive Game Media and Engaging Human Rights Claims. Theory and Critique 51(1), 93-108 [read here]

Owen, L. (2011) ‘Identity correction’: the Yes Men and acts of discursive ‘leverage’. Performance research 16(2), 28-36 [read here]

Park, J. & Baker, J. (2007) What would Jesus Buy: American Consumption of Religious and Spiritual Material Goods. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion46(4), 501-517 [read here]

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