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Author Ritzer, George.

Title Expressing America : a critique of the global credit card society / George Ritzer
Published Thousand Oaks : Pine Forge Press, ©1995
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 240 pages)
Series The Pine Forge Press social science library
Pine Forge Press social science library.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1 -- The Credit Card: Private Troubles and Public Issues; Chapter 2 -- Socio-History of the Credit Card: We Probably won't Recognize the Credit Card Field by the End of the Century; Chapter 3 -- Credit Card Debt: Beware the Plastic Loan Shark; Chapter 4 -- Credit Card Fraud: Screw You, Mac-I Got Mine; Chapter 5 -- Secrecy, Privacy, and Credit Cards: Who isn't in Their Files?; Chapter 6 -- Credit Cards, Fast-Food Restaurants, and Rationalization: All You Need is 42 Digits to Make One Long-Distance Phone Call
Chapter 7 -- An American Express: The Culture that Conquered the WorldAppendix; Endnotes; Index
Summary In this book the author explains what the credit card tells us, both good and bad, about the essence of the modern US and why and how the credit card is helping to transform much of the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-230) and index
Notes English
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Subject Consumer credit -- United States
Credit cards -- Social aspects -- United States
Credit cards -- Social aspects
Credit cards.
Sociale aspecten.
Cartes de crédit -- États-Unis.
Consumer credit.
Credit cards -- Social aspects.
Crédit à la consommation -- Etats-Unis.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803990693