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Nostalgic for Sam: The Circulation of Consumption

A Short Story about a Long Empire “I do reminisce with friends about Sam’s and our teen-aged visits to ‘the city’ of which Sam’s was an important part. The whole Yonge Street strip really is tinged with nostalgia” -Dawn the … Continue reading

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Then and Now

Then and Now Yonge and Gould Streets were home to many musical hot spots throughout the century, such as Sam the Record Man and A+A Records then later, Future Shop and HMV. Within these centres of consumption, users buy their … Continue reading

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Gentrification: Losing a Building but Gaining a Memory

Gentrification: Losing a Building but Gaining a Memory You don’t know what you’ve got ’til its gone Gentrification has potential to a good or equally bad for a community. Closing Sam the Record Man sparked a huge reaction across Toronto … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of the Sam Empire

The Rise and Fall of the Sam Empire Sam Sneiderman and Son’s created one of the most successful and memorable Record chains in history. The loss of this iconic record shop had such an impact on its surrounding community that … Continue reading

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History of Consumption

History of Consumption Since the 1850’s there was a new market for desire of goods. Men became money absorbed, and women had a continuous growth of standards for merchandise and appearance. Freud studied the human’s unconscious feelings that drive their … Continue reading

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