Steal This Book

Author : Abbie Hoffman
ISBN : 156858217X
Genre : Anarchism
File Size : 28.71 MB
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Classic counterculture literature.
Category: Anarchism

To Steal A Book Is An Elegant Offense

Author : William P. Alford
ISBN : 9780804729604
Genre : Law
File Size : 34.77 MB
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This sweeping study examines the law of intellectual property in Chinese civilization from imperial days to the present. It uses materials drawn from law, the arts and other fields as well as extensive interviews with Chinese and foreign officials, business people, lawyers, and perpetrators and victims of "piracy."
Category: Law

Steal This Book Too

Author : Sean Curtis
ISBN : 9781418418755
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 86.83 MB
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Category: Social Science

The Steal

Author : Rachel Shteir
ISBN : 9781101516287
Genre : History
File Size : 69.90 MB
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A history of shoplifting, revealing the roots of our modern dilemma. Rachel Shteir's The Steal is the first serious study of shoplifting, tracking the fascinating history of this ancient crime. Dismissed by academia and the mainstream media and largely misunderstood, shoplifting has become the territory of moralists, mischievous teenagers, tabloid television, and self-help gurus. But shoplifting incurs remarkable real-life costs for retailers and consumers. The "crime tax"-the amount every American family loses to shoplifting-related price inflation-is more than $400 a year. Shoplifting cost American retailers $11.7 billion in 2009. The theft of one $5.00 item from Whole Foods can require sales of hundreds of dollars to break even. The Steal begins when shoplifting entered the modern record as urbanization and consumerism made London into Europe's busiest mercantile capital. Crossing the channel to nineteenth-century Paris, Shteir tracks the rise of the department store and the pathologizing of shoplifting as kleptomania. In 1960s America, shoplifting becomes a symbol of resistance when the publication of Abbie Hoffman's Steal This Book popularizes shoplifting as an antiestablishment act. Some contemporary analysts see our current epidemic as a response to a culture of hyper-consumerism; others question whether its upticks can be tied to economic downturns at all. Few provide convincing theories about why it goes up or down. Just as experts can't agree on why people shoplift, they can't agree on how to stop it. Shoplifting has been punished by death, discouraged by shame tactics, and protected against by high-tech surveillance. Shoplifters have been treated by psychoanalysis, medicated with pharmaceuticals, and enforced by law to attend rehabilitation groups. While a few individuals have abandoned their sticky-fingered habits, shoplifting shows no signs of slowing. In The Steal, Shteir guides us through a remarkable tour of all things shoplifting-we visit the Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall, where boosters run rampant, watch the surveillance footage from Winona Ryder's famed shopping trip, and learn the history of antitheft technology. A groundbreaking study, The Steal shows us that shoplifting in its many guises-crime, disease, protest-is best understood as a reflection of our society, ourselves.
Category: History

Steal This Book

Author : Harlan Kilstein
ISBN : 193359649X
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 56.71 MB
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Kilstein has produced a collection of proven sales letters that have generated millions of dollars in sales for both online and offline companies that readers can adapt for any business.
Category: Business & Economics

Steal This Book And Get Life Without Parole

Author : Bob Harris
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029513947
Genre : Humor
File Size : 38.33 MB
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The political humorist offers his views on the media, prejudice, money, technology, politicians, and crime
Category: Humor

Steal This Computer Book 4 0

Author : Wally Wang
ISBN : 9781593271053
Genre : COMPUTERS
File Size : 86.28 MB
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The companion CD-ROM contains hundreds of megabytes of 100% FREE hacking and security-related programs, like keyloggers, spyware stoppers, port blockers, IP scanners, trojan horse detectors, and much, much more.
Category: COMPUTERS

Die B Cherdiebin

Author : Markus Zusak
ISBN : 9783894804275
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 40.54 MB
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Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.
Category: Fiction

Arthur And The Nerves Of Steal

Author : Stephen Krensky
ISBN : 0316126187
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Buster impulsively drops a Cybertoy into Arthur's backpack in the drugstore one day, he feels so guilty that he finally confesses to his friend and they try to return the popular toy before anyone else finds out. Simultaneous.
Category: Juvenile Fiction