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The Bon Marché : bourgeois culture and the department store, 1869-1920

Author: Michael B Miller
Publisher: London : Allen & Unwin, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering a comprehensive social history of the Bon Marche, the Parisian department store that was the largest in the world before 1914, this title explores the bourgeois identities, ambitions, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Miller
ISBN: 0043303161 9780043303160 9780691034942 069103494X
OCLC Number: 12903501
Description: 266 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction3INew Stores19IIThe "Grand Magasin"48Merchandise and the Mass Market48Finance and Purchasing53Organization58IIIThe Boucicauts75Building Organization Men: The Base77Building Organization Men: Management112Ritualization121Entrepreneurial Roles and Business Change127IVThe Directors130Faithful Continuators130Members of a Single Family143VSelling Consumption165An Eighth Wonder166A Way of Life178VISelling the Store190Ambivalence and Hostility190A Model Community215Conclusion231Appendix241Bibliography245Index259
Responsibility: Michael B. Miller.

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"Michael Miller ... is able to breathe life into [the store's] ambitious owners and directors, pile its counter high with goods mundane and exotic, and people its aisles with obsequious clerks and Read more...

 
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