02967nam 2200697 a 450 991048029940332120170815165828.00-8039-9069-31-4522-4311-51-4522-4666-1(CKB)2560000000089808(EBL)997038(OCoLC)809773838(SSID)ssj0000704927(PQKBManifestationID)12302243(PQKBTitleCode)TC0000704927(PQKBWorkID)10618607(PQKB)11179578(SSID)ssj0000697346(PQKBManifestationID)12277520(PQKBTitleCode)TC0000697346(PQKBWorkID)10691546(PQKB)11642720(MiAaPQ)EBC997038(OCoLC)808377019(StDuBDS)EDZ0000062082(EXLCZ)99256000000008980820120307d1995 fy 0engur|n|---|||||txtccrExpressing America[electronic resource] a critique of the global credit card society /George RitzerThousand Oaks, Calif. ;London Pine Forge19951 online resource (259 p.)The Pine Forge Press social science libraryDescription based upon print version of record.1-322-42098-X 0-8039-9044-8 Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-230) and index.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 CallChapter 7 - An American Express: The Culture that Conquered the WorldAppendix; Endnotes; IndexIn 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.Pine Forge Press social science library.Credit cardsSocial aspectsUnited StatesCredit cardsSocial aspectsConsumer creditUnited StatesElectronic books.Credit cardsSocial aspectsCredit cardsSocial aspects.Consumer credit332.765332.7650973Ritzer George128088StDuBDSStDuBDSBOOK9910480299403321Expressing America2468806UNINA