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Strasser, Susan 1948-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 163 publications in 6 languages and 8,463 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: TX23, 640.973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Susan Strasser
Never done : a history of American housework by Susan Strasser( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never Done is the first history of American housework. Beginning with a description of household chores of the nineteenth century⁰́₄cooking at fireplaces and on cast-iron stoves, laundry done with wash boilers and flatirons, endless water hauling and fire tending⁰́₄Susan Strasser demonstrates how industrialization transformed the nature of women's work. Lightening some tasks and eliminating the need for others, new commercial processes inexorably altered women's daily lives and relationships⁰́₄with each other and with the people they served.In this lively and authoritative book, Strasser weaves together the history of material advances and discussions of domestic service, "women's separate sphere" and the impact of advertising, home economics and women's entry into the workforce.Hailed as pathbreaking when originally published, Never Done remains an eye-opening examination of daily life in the American past
Satisfaction guaranteed : the making of the American mass market by Susan Strasser( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of modern marketing, the dynamic processes of advertising, production, and sales that transformed turn-of-the century America
Waste and want : a social history of trash by Susan Strasser( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Waste and Want recaptures a hidden part of our social history, vividly illustrating that what counts as trash depends on who's counting, and that what we throw away defines us as much as what we keep."--Jacket
Commodifying everything : relationships of the market by Susan Strasser( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Commodification" refers most explicitly to the activities of turning things into commodities and of commercializing that which is not commercial in essence. The mass marketing of pets, the rise of the coffin industry, the conversion of preacher into salesmen and the globalization of Taleggio cheese are some of the surprising topics in this volume that show how friendship, death, spirituality and artisanship all have a price after being commodified. This collection of essays gives a perspective on creating consumer products and consumer identities when what's for sale goes well beyond the thing itself
Sound in the age of mechanical reproduction by Susan Strasser( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars investigate sound as part of the social construction of historical experience and as an element of the sensory relationship people have to the world, showing how hearing and listening can inform people's feelings, ideas, decisions, and actions
Getting and spending : European and American consumer societies in the twentieth century( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet their commonalities suggest recent directions in the scholarship, raising such themes as consumption and democracy; the development of a global economy; the role of the state; the centrality of consumption to Cold War politics; the importance of the Second World War as a historical divide; the language of consumption; the contexts of locality, race, ethnicity, gender, and class; and the environmental consequences of twentieth-century consumer society. Implicitly, and sometimes explicitly, they explore the role of the historian as social, political, and moral critic
Affluenza( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating look at one of the greatest social maladies of our time: overconsumption and materialism. Hosted by National Public Radio's Scott Simon, the program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities and the environment. With the help of historians and archival film, Affluenza reveals the forces that have dramatically transformed us from a nation that prizes thriftiness - with strong beliefs in 'plain living and high thinking' - into the ultimate consumer society"--Container
Social justice feminists in the United States and Germany : a dialogue in documents, 1885-1933( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington, images of a state's heritage( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who built America? : working people and the nation's economy, politics, culture, and society by Bruce C Levine( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the original edition authored by Joshua Freeman [and others] published in 1981
Wal-Mart : the face of twenty-first-century capitalism by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of essays that examine the largest corporation in America and includes information on its history and development as well as its impact on the American economy
Soddisfazione garantita : la nascita del mercato di massa by Susan Strasser( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waste and want : the other side of consumption by Susan Strasser( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race & sex: Eine Geschichte der Neuzeit 49 Schlüsseltexte aus vier Jahrhunderten neu gelesen( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Geschichte der Neuzeit ist eine Geschichte des Rassismus. Dies zeigt sich von den ersten Entdeckungsreisen über fünf Jahrhunderte des Kolonialismus bis in unsere globalisierte Gegenwart; von Jahrhunderten der Sklaverei über Systeme der Apartheid bis hin zu globalen Arbeitsordnungen; von den ersten Eroberungskriegen bis zu den Genoziden der Moderne: Alle diese historischen Bewegungen korrespondieren mit Grenzziehungen, mit Einteilungen von Menschen in Gruppen und Kategorien. Ihre Wirkmächtigkeit erhalten Rassismen und Rassenkonzepte insbesondere auch durch ihre enge Bindung an den Sex: An Vorstellungen spezifischer sexueller Wesenhaftigkeiten verschiedener Menschen und ihrer sexuellen Praktiken, an das vielfältige Sprechen über den Sex in der Moderne sowie an Konzepte der Vererbung besagter Wesenhaftigkeiten. 'Rasse' konnte in der Geschichte der Neuzeit erst durch ihre Bindung an Sex und Sex erst durch seine Bindung an 'Rasse' eine solche Wirkmacht entfalten. Westliche, neuzeitliche Gesellschaften sind getrieben von der Obsession zu vergleichen und zu unterscheiden, zu differenzieren und zu hierarchisieren. Ein Denken, das die grenzziehende Wucht von "race&sex" in der Geschichte ebenso wie die endlosen Grenzüberschreitungen und Verschiebungen in den Blick nimmt, trägt dazu bei, Grenzen jeglicher Art ihrer Evidenz zu berauben und deren Historizität aufzuzeigen. Dieses Denken wird so selbst eine Praxis der Grenzüberschreitung und -auflösung. Zu diesem Zweck wurden für dieses Buch 50 internationale Expertinnen und Experten aus den Geschichts-, Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften eingeladen, jeweils einen historischen Schlüsseltext zu "race&sex" einer Re-Lektüre zu unterziehen. Diese Texte reichen von Erzählungen über Begegnungen mit amerikanischen Indigenen aus dem 17. Jahrhundert über deutsche Kolonialzeitschriften des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts bis zu Texten der jüngsten Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Sie werden vor dem Hintergrund der gegenwärtigen geschichts-, kultur- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Debatten in kurzen, pointierten, kritischen Essays daraufhin befragt, wie sie sich in die Geschichte von "race&sex" eingeschrieben haben und wie ihre Bedeutung heute zu verstehen ist
Never done : the ideology and technology of household work, 1850-1930 by Susan Strasser( )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who built america? : working people and the nation's economy, politics, culture, and society by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the original edition authored by Joshua Freeman [and others] published in 1981
Yokubō o umidasu shakai : amerika tairyō shōhi shakai no seiritsushi by Susan Strasser( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sŏnggonghan chep'um, sŏnggonghan mak'et'ing by Susan Strasser( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Korean and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eye appeal is buy appeal" : business creates the color of foods, 1870-1970 by Ai Hisano( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines the American food industry's persistent attention to color from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. In the late nineteenth century, producers, retailers, and intermediate suppliers began devoting enormous resources to determine and create the "right" color of foods, which many consumers would recognize and in time take for granted. This initiative to manipulate the color of foods involved large sectors of the U.S. economy, creating new business partners and networks among different industries. The management of food color also transformed merchandising systems and the ways products were presented to consumers. The dissertation illustrates these complex -- and colorful -- processes, implemented by various agents, including dye makers, food processors, farmers, grocers, advertising agents, and government agencies. While firms influenced and propagated public perception about the "natural" color of foods, consumers' strong, sometimes stubborn, notions about how food should look in turn affected corporate activities. Government policies on food safety stimulated the integration of color manipulation into food businesses by regulating, and encouraging, the industry's color control practices. The dissertation explores how administrators, scientists, and corporate managers, across the realms of politics and business, constructed and conceptualized the color of foods. I trace the place of color in the discussion of food purity and adulteration, the development of food engineering, and the transformation of food marketing and merchandising systems from the Progressive era to the Post-World War II period. At the turn of the twentieth century, the invention of synthetic dyes and innovations in packaging and retailing technology transformed the function of color for food businesses. Color-controlling technologies afforded manufacturers and retailers new ways of coloring foods economically, consistently, and conveniently, allowing for a new level of control and standardization. As the labor and technology involved in manipulating food color changed, food companies utilized color as a marker of consistent quality and brand identity that would appeal to consumers' eyes in the market transaction. To assess how color became the dominant means of presenting and understanding food quality, the dissertation analyzes how various agents manipulated the color of foods at different stages of food chains from production, transportation, and retailing to home consumption. By examining the color of agricultural produce as an indicator of naturalness, freshness, and ripeness, I demonstrate that dynamic relations between culture, ecology, and economy created the color of foods, which many consumers considered "natural." I also investigate how firms created and presented, as well as constructed the mass market for, processed foods, including canned and frozen foods, that consumers had never before seen or eaten. As massproduced foods flooded into the American kitchen in the mid-twentieth century, food companies promoted colorful dishes, such as Jell-O and decorated cakes, as a way for women to express their aesthetic tastes. In highlighting ideologies about gender and industrialization embedded in narratives about food coloring in the household, I examine how ideas about purity and artificiality became closely intertwined in mass consumer culture
Waste and want : the other side of consumption( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Waste and want : a social history of trash
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Satisfaction guaranteed : the making of the American mass marketWaste and want : a social history of trashCommodifying everything : relationships of the marketSound in the age of mechanical reproductionGetting and spending : European and American consumer societies in the twentieth centurySocial justice feminists in the United States and Germany : a dialogue in documents, 1885-1933Who built America? : working people and the nation's economy, politics, culture, and societyWho built america? : working people and the nation's economy, politics, culture, and society
Alternative Names
스트라서, 수잔 1948-

스트레서, 수전 1948-

ストラッサー, スーザン

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