Picture a familiar scene: long lines of shoppers waiting to check out at the grocery store, carts filled to the brim with
the week's food. While many might wonder what is in each cart, Andrew Warnes implores us to consider the symbolism of the
cart itself. In his inventive new book, Warnes examines how the everyday shopping cart is connected to a complex web of food
production and consumption that has spread from the United States throughout the world. Today, shopping carts represent choice
and autonomy for consumers, a recognizable American way of life that has become a global phenomenon. This succinct and and
accessible book provides an excellent overview of consumerism and the globalization of American culture.