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Vicarious consumers : trans-national meetings between the West and East in the Mediterranean world (1730-1808)

Author: Manuel Pérez-García
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2013]
Series: Modern economic and social history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The birth of a mass consumer society in Western Europe has been a subject of much scholarly debate in recent years. In order to further understanding of the issue, this book adopts an analytical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Pérez-García
ISBN: 9781409456858 1409456854
OCLC Number: 833145255
Description: xxi, 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents: Preface; Introduction; Part I The History of Consumption: Debates, Theories, Methods, Sources and Data Bases: Studies on consumption and material culture to date; Sources and methodology. Part II Consumption and Stereotypes in 18th-Century Mediterranean Europe: the Case of South-Eastern Spain: Socio-political rules and fashions: the intervention of the state; The development of global models: transforming dress as a means to control consumption. Part III French Traders and Western Mediterranean Commerce in a Global Context (1730-1808): The Roux-Freres Company, French trade networks and the Spanish Mediterranean import-export market; The circulation of trans-national goods from Marseille to Spain. Part IV Examining the 'Consumer' and 'Industrious' Revolution in South-Eastern Spain: the Kingdom of Murcia (1730-1808): Consumer behaviour in South-Eastern Spain: channels of diffusion, household economy and fashions; The trans-cultural circulation of new fashions in urban and rural spaces. Part V General Conclusions. Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Modern economic and social history series.
Responsibility: Manuel Pérez-García, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

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