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A consumers' republic : the politics of mass consumption in postwar America

Author: Lizabeth Cohen
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A social and political history describes how mass consumption and the pursuit of prosperity transformed American life during the second half of the twentieth century.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lizabeth Cohen
ISBN: 0375407502 9780375407505 9780375707377 0375707379
OCLC Number: 49530256
Description: 567 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
Part I : Origins of the postwar consumers' republic --
Depression : rise of the citizen consumer ; War : citizen consumers do battle on the home front --
Part II : Birth of the consumers' republic --
Reconversion : the emergence of the consumers' republic ; Rebellion : forcing open the doors of public accommodations --
Part III : Landscape of mass consumption --
Residence : inequality in mass suburbia ; Commerce : reconfiguring community marketplaces --
Part IV : Political culture of mass consumption --
Culture : segmenting the mass ; Politics : purchasers politicized --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Lizabeth Cohen.
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A social and political history describes how mass consumption and the pursuit of prosperity transformed American life during the second half of the twentieth century.

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