I am once again teaching my senior seminar in consumer culture in early Anglo-America. I would like my students to get a sense of the "other side" of consumer culture; I am assigning an article on secondhand clothing, an article about a confidence man (Tom Bell), and Toby Ditz's "Shipwrecked." I would like to assign a chapter/article on shoplifting. I know about When Ladies Go A-Thieving. But I swear years ago I had my students read about shoplifting. Now I can't find it anywhere. I've searched JSTOR and online to no avail. Am I crazy? Can someone recommend a book chapter or a journal article on shoplifting?
Vivian Bruce Conger
Associate Professor of History and Robert Ryan Professor in the Humanities