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The Resource Small towns and big business : challenging Wal-Mart superstores, Stephen Halebsky, (electronic resource)

Small towns and big business : challenging Wal-Mart superstores, Stephen Halebsky, (electronic resource)

Label
Small towns and big business : challenging Wal-Mart superstores
Title
Small towns and big business
Title remainder
challenging Wal-Mart superstores
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Halebsky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Small Towns and Big Business uses fieldwork and archival sources to comprehensively examine these controversies and the underlying issues. while Wal-Mart is usually able to site its stores at its preferred locations, in some cases local opponents have been able to thwart its plans. Using detailed case studies of anti-superstore controversies in six small cities in five states, Halebsky employs a comparative-historical approach to construct an explanation of how some of these local social movements managed to prevail against Wal-Mart. This explanation is then extended to provide the basis for a model of the general conditions under which local communities may be able to constrain unwanted corporate action. Thus, this is both a study of social movement outcome and an investigation of community-corporate conflict. Small Towns and Big Business provides insight into the potential of the local state to control large corporations, the inherently problematic nature of corporate retailing, the possibilities for resisting McDonaldization, and the fate of local anti-corporation activism."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halebsky, Stephen
Dewey number
381/.1490973
LC call number
HF5429.215.U6
LC item number
H35 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wal-Mart (Firm)
  • Discount houses (Retail trade)
  • Small cities
  • Big business
  • Quality of life
  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • Kleinstadt
  • Wirtschaft
  • Kleinstadt
  • Wirtschaft
  • USA
  • USA
Label
Small towns and big business : challenging Wal-Mart superstores, Stephen Halebsky, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First paperback ed.: 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) and index
Contents
Introduction: communities, corporations, and local social movements -- Big retailers, aggressive retail development, and the roots of local protest -- How superstores affect small towns -- Gig Harbor, Washington, and Petoskey, Michigan: do the people want it? -- West Bend, Wisconsin, and Ottawa, Ohio: a superstore in the neighborhood? -- Ashland, Wisconsin and Eureka, California: economic benefit for whom? -- Explaining success -- The local state, corporate retailing, McDonaldization, and local anticorporate activism
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000246932
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780739122402
Isbn Type
(cloth ; alk. paper)
Lccn
2008039297
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000246932
Label
Small towns and big business : challenging Wal-Mart superstores, Stephen Halebsky, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
First paperback ed.: 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) and index
Contents
Introduction: communities, corporations, and local social movements -- Big retailers, aggressive retail development, and the roots of local protest -- How superstores affect small towns -- Gig Harbor, Washington, and Petoskey, Michigan: do the people want it? -- West Bend, Wisconsin, and Ottawa, Ohio: a superstore in the neighborhood? -- Ashland, Wisconsin and Eureka, California: economic benefit for whom? -- Explaining success -- The local state, corporate retailing, McDonaldization, and local anticorporate activism
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000246932
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780739122402
Isbn Type
(cloth ; alk. paper)
Lccn
2008039297
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000246932

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