Consumer Culture and the Culture of poverty: Implications for Marketingtheory and Practice

  title={Consumer Culture and the Culture of poverty: Implications for Marketingtheory and Practice},
  author={Ronald Paul Hill},
  journal={Marketing Theory},
  pages={273 - 293}
  • R. Hill
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Business
  • Marketing Theory
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