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Feb 22, 2022 | ISBN 9780262543309

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Table Of Contents

Figure List ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: Buy Now–The Branding of Convenience 1
I Distribution 27
1 A New Kind of Distribution Brand 29
2 The Box: Distribution Fetishism and the Materialities of Ecommerce 51
II Culture 81
3 From Bookseller to Behemoth: The Platformization of Retail 83
4 Speak for Service: Alexa, Surveillance, and Automated Intimacy 107
5 Watch Now: Ubiquitous Media and the Commoditization of Culture 139
III Image 169
6 Amazon.Amazon: Normalizing Monopoly 171
7 American Ubiquity: Amazon’s Platform Imperialism 195
Conclusion: Confronting the Costs of Convenience 219

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