In Retail and Social Change Steven Miles, presents a cross-disciplinary analysis of the evolution of retail and how in both
its material and virtual guises it has come to reframe our relationship with the social world. Retail has become increasingly
influential in homogenising the urban experience. And yet in reacting to trends in virtual consumption retailers are also
becoming more and more conscious of the need to engage with consumers in more sophisticated ways. Retail and Social Change
will interest students and scholars in geography, cultural studies, sociology, marketing and business studies interested in
how and why retail pervades both our physical and emotional lives in increasingly unexpected ways. It will provide a lively,
comparative and thought-provoking contribution that interrogates the implications of retail change, for what it means to be
a citizen of a consumer society in the twenty-first century.