Market Day in Provence (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries)

de La Pradelle, Michèle

Published by University Of Chicago Press
ISBN 10: 0226141853 / ISBN 13: 9780226141855
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Series: Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries. Num Pages: 272 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DDF; JFC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 25. Weight in Grams: 426. . 2015. 1st Edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
3.8 avg rating
(5 ratings)

Synopsis: At farmers? markets, we expect to see fruit bursting with juicy sweetness and vegetables greener than a golf course. For Michèle de La Pradelle these expectations are mostly the result of a show performed by merchants and sustained by our propensity to see what we want to see there. Hailed upon its release in France, the award-winning Market Day in Provence lays bare the mechanisms of the contemporary outdoor market by providing a definitive account of the centuries-old institution at Carpentras, a city near Avignon in the south of France famous for its quintessential public street market.

The renewal and celebration of the outdoor market culture in recent years, argues de La Pradelle, artfully masks a fierce commitment to modern-day free-market economics. Responding to consumer desire for an experience that recalls a time before impersonal supermarket chains and mass-produced products, buyers and sellers alike create an atmosphere built on various fictions. Vendors at the market at Carpentras, for example, oblige patrons by acting like lifelong acquaintances of those whom they?ve only just met as they dispense free samples and lively, witty banter. Likewise, going to the market to look for ?freshness? becomes a way for the consumer to signify the product?s relation to nature?a denial of the workaday reality of growing melons under plastic sheets, then machine-sorting, crating, and transporting them.
Offering captivating descriptions of goods and the friendly and occasionally piquant exchanges between buyers and sellers, Market Day in Provence will be devoured by any reader with an interest in areas as diverse as food, ethnography, globalization, modernity, and French culture.
 

 

About the Author: Michèle de La Pradelle (1944?2004) was director of studies at l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and author of Paris Luxe and Urbanisation et enjeux quotidiens. Amy Jacobs has translated a number of books, including An Anthropology for Contemporaneous Worlds by Marc Augé.
 

 

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Market Day in Provence (Fieldwork Encounters...
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Michèle de La Pradelle
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0226141853 ISBN 13: 9780226141855
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0226141853

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 14.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.80
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

ISBN 10: 0226141853 ISBN 13: 9780226141855
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97802261418550000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 17.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Michele De La Pradelle
Published by The University of Chicago Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0226141853 ISBN 13: 9780226141855
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. At farmers markets, we expect to see fruit bursting with juicy sweetness and vegetables greener than a golf course. For Michele de La Pradelle these expectations are mostly the result of a show performed by merchants and sustained by our propensity to see what we want to see there. Hailed upon its release in France, the award-winning Market Day in Provence lays bare the mechanisms of the contemporary outdoor market by providing a definitive account of the centuries-old institution at Carpentras, a city near Avignon in the south of France famous for its quintessential public street market.The renewal and celebration of the outdoor market culture in recent years, argues de La Pradelle, artfully masks a fierce commitment to modern-day free-market economics. Responding to consumer desire for an experience that recalls a time before impersonal supermarket chains and mass-produced products, buyers and sellers alike create an atmosphere built on various fictions. Vendors at the market at Carpentras, for example, oblige patrons by acting like lifelong acquaintances of those whom they ve only just met as they dispense free samples and lively, witty banter. Likewise, going to the market to look for freshness becomes a way for the consumer to signify the product s relation to nature-a denial of the workaday reality of growing melons under plastic sheets, then machine-sorting, crating, and transporting them. Offering captivating descriptions of goods and the friendly and occasionally piquant exchanges between buyers and sellers, Market Day in Provence will be devoured by any reader with an interest in areas as diverse as food, ethnography, globalization, modernity, and French culture. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780226141855

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 17.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

de La Pradelle, Michèle
Published by University Of Chicago Press
ISBN 10: 0226141853 ISBN 13: 9780226141855
Used PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Chicago Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 0226141853 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE. Bookseller Inventory # Z0226141853Z2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
£ 17.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Micha Le De La Pradel
Published by University of Chicago Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0226141853 ISBN 13: 9780226141855
New Quantity Available: 9
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago Press, 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # WG-9780226141855

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 15.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Michele De La Pradelle
Published by The University of Chicago Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0226141853 ISBN 13: 9780226141855
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. At farmers markets, we expect to see fruit bursting with juicy sweetness and vegetables greener than a golf course. For Michele de La Pradelle these expectations are mostly the result of a show performed by merchants and sustained by our propensity to see what we want to see there. Hailed upon its release in France, the award-winning Market Day in Provence lays bare the mechanisms of the contemporary outdoor market by providing a definitive account of the centuries-old institution at Carpentras, a city near Avignon in the south of France famous for its quintessential public street market.The renewal and celebration of the outdoor market culture in recent years, argues de La Pradelle, artfully masks a fierce commitment to modern-day free-market economics. Responding to consumer desire for an experience that recalls a time before impersonal supermarket chains and mass-produced products, buyers and sellers alike create an atmosphere built on various fictions. Vendors at the market at Carpentras, for example, oblige patrons by acting like lifelong acquaintances of those whom they ve only just met as they dispense free samples and lively, witty banter. Likewise, going to the market to look for freshness becomes a way for the consumer to signify the product s relation to nature-a denial of the workaday reality of growing melons under plastic sheets, then machine-sorting, crating, and transporting them. Offering captivating descriptions of goods and the friendly and occasionally piquant exchanges between buyers and sellers, Market Day in Provence will be devoured by any reader with an interest in areas as diverse as food, ethnography, globalization, modernity, and French culture. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780226141855

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 17.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

de La Pradelle, Michèle; Jacobs, Amy [Translator]; Katz, Jack [Foreword];
Published by University Of Chicago Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0226141853 ISBN 13: 9780226141855
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
TEXTBOOKCHARLIE
(Nashville, TN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Chicago Press, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Book has signs of cover wear. Inside pages may have highlighting, writing and/or underlining. Used books may have stickers on them. Ships same day or next business day. Free USPS Tracking Number. Excellent Customer Service. Ships from TN. Bookseller Inventory # 332738

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
£ 14.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

de la Pradelle, Michele
ISBN 10: 0226141853 ISBN 13: 9780226141855
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
N. Fagin Books
(Chicago, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2006. Europe. University of Chicago Press. Very good - near fine paperback 266p. Bookseller Inventory # 1619

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
£ 14.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.20
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

De La Pradelle, Michele/ Jacobs, Amy (Translator)/ Katz, Jack (Foreward By)
Published by Univ of Chicago Pr (2015)
ISBN 10: 0226141853 ISBN 13: 9780226141855
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Chicago Pr, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 272 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.90 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0226141853

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 18.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

LE DE LA PRADEL
ISBN 10: 0226141853 ISBN 13: 9780226141855
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780226141855 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0957378

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 16 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book