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Material culture in Europe and China, 1400-1800 : the rise of consumerism

Author: S A M Adshead
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Consumerism is increasingly recognized as a key factor in the modern world. The global economy, it has been said, is driven as much by taste as technology. Yet consumerism has seldom been studied as a global overlay or incipient world institution. Often criticized as mere materialism or greed, its intellectual aspects in human rationality and choice have been generally neglected. This book seeks to remedy these
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S A M Adshead
ISBN: 0333690826 9780333690826 0312172850 9780312172855
OCLC Number: 37552551
Description: ix, 279 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Material culture --
Consumerism and Ffod --
Consumerism and dress --
Consumerism and shelter --
Consumerism and utilities --
Consumerism and information --
Consumerism and symbolism.
Responsibility: S.A.M. Adshead.

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Reinterpreting the rise of consumerism in terms of interaction between Europe and China from 1400 to 1800, this text examines the intellectual foundations of consumerism in food, dress, shelter,  Read more...

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