Car Boot Sales: A Manifestation of Popular Capitalism?
Author: Monger, George
Source: Folk Life - Journal of Ethnological Studies, Volume 29, 1990-1991 , pp. 69-75(7)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Car boot sales are a 1980s phenomenon which deserve to be chronicled as part of contemporary British folk life. These sales are a form of popular capitalism which are often used as fund-raising events instead of the old jumble sale, 50/50 sale or sale of work. These events all deserve some individual study as, to some extent, they all generate their own recognizable community and sets of rules. When I was a student, I remember that a good jumble sale was looked upon as an event which should be attended — there were many who attended nearly all the sales and were almost professional in their fervour for the bargain.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1990-01-01