Nico Macdonald will be hosting a discussion with academic Alison Hulme about her new book ‘On the Commodity Trail’.
The event takes place on Friday 13 March at 18:30 in central London, at new UK-based crowdfunding platform and hub CrowdShed:
The Shed, 18 Hanway Street
London W1T 1UF
How to find The Shed
Hulme is a Teaching Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies and an MA in Anthropology and Cultural Politics from Goldsmiths, and a BA in Media Studies from Sussex University. Her other publications include the edited volume ‘China’s Changing Landscape of Consumerism’. Prior to academia she worked as a radio and TV presenter.
There is no cost to attend. You can book via Eventbrite, from where you also add the event to your calendar.
On the Commodity Trail: The Journey of a Bargain Store Product from East to West by Alison Hulme
London: Bloomsbury Academic, 26-02-2015
Following the journey of eight bargain store objects, Alison Hulme reveals the complex story behind society’s simplest and cheapest commodities. Inspired by Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project, On the Commodity Trail explores the colourful and fascinating histories of everyday objects.
See excerpts of reviews of the book on the publisher’s book page, and reader reviews the Amazon.co.uk book page.