Expressing America [[electronic resource] ] : a critique of the global credit card society / / George Ritzer
Thousand Oaks, Calif. ; ; London, : Pine Forge, 1995
1 online resource (259 p.)
The Pine Forge Press social science library
Credit cards - Social aspects - United States
Credit cards - Social aspects
Consumer credit - United States
Lingua di pubblicazione
Materiale a stampa
Description based upon print version of record.
Nota di bibliografia
Includes bibliographical references (p. -230) and index.
Nota di contenuto
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
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.