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Crime, gender, and consumer culture in nineteenth-century England

Author: Tammy C Whitlock
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2005.
Series: History of retailing and consumption.
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"Focusing on retailing in nineteenth-century Britain, this book traces the expansion of commodity culture and a mass consumer orientated market, and explores the wider social and cultural implications this had for society. Using trial records, advertisements, newspaper reports, literature, and popular ballads, it analyses the rise, criticism, and entrenchment of consumerism by looking at retail changes around the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Whitlock, Tammy C., 1967-
Crime, gender, and consumer culture in nineteenth-century England.
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2005
(OCoLC)652432712
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tammy C Whitlock
ISBN: 0754652076 9780754652076
OCLC Number: 56012340
Description: 244 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ready money only : small shops and new retail methods --
Vanity fairs : the growth of bazaars and fancy fairs --
'Mothers beware!' : fraud by the retailer --
The culture of fraud and the female consumer --
Shoplifting in early nineteenth-century England --
Mrs. McGregor's sealskin jacket : female frauds and the art of buying without paying --
Solving the problem of the criminal consumer : women and kleptomania.
Series Title: History of retailing and consumption.
Responsibility: Tammy C. Whitlock.
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