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Consuming cultures, global perspectives : historical trajectories, transnational exchanges

Author: John Brewer; Frank Trentmann
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Berg, 2006.
Series: Cultures of consumption series.
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A transnational perspective allows the authors to investigate the diversity of consumer cultures and the interaction between them. They look at the genealogy of the modern consumer and the development of consumer cultures.
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Consuming cultures, global perspectives.
Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Berg, 2006
(OCoLC)652373530
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Brewer; Frank Trentmann
ISBN: 1845202465 9781845202460 1845202473 9781845202477
OCLC Number: 64746835
Description: x, 317 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : space, time and value in consuming cultures / John Brewer and Frank Trentmann --
The modern genealogy of the consumer : meanings, identities and political synapses / Frank Trentmann --
Brand management and the productivity of consumption / Adam Arvidsson --
On the movement of porcelains : rethinking the birth of consumer society as interactions of exchange networks, 1600-1750 / Robert Batchelor --
Consumer culture and extractive industry on the margins of the world system / Richard Wilk --
"Flowers of paradise" or "Polluting the nation"? Contested narratives of Khat consumption / David M. Anderson and Neil Carrier --
Chewing gum : mass consumption and the 'shadow-lands' of the Yucatan / Michael R. Redclift --
Japan's post war "consumer revolution", or striking a "balance" between consumption and saving / Sheldon Garon --
Virtue, responsibility and consumer choice : framing critical consumerism / Roberta Sassatelli --
Negotiations with the American way : the consumer and the social contract in post-war Europe / Sheryl Kroen --
Emerging global water welfarism : access to water, unruly consumers and transnational governance / Bronwen Morgan.
Series Title: Cultures of consumption series.
Responsibility: edited by John Brewer and Frank Trentmann.
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Globalization and consumerism are two of the buzzwords of the early twenty-first century. This book explores the links between modernity and consumption. It draws on case studies from around the  Read more...

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