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Work and play : the production and consumption of toys in Germany, 1870-1914

Author: David D Hamlin
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2007.
Series: Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The development of toys in late nineteenth century Germany represents a valuable tool for understanding the influence of consumerism on Wilhelmine society. Through the lenses of producers,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hamlin, David D., 1970-
Work and play.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608542982
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David D Hamlin
ISBN: 9780472115884 047211588X
OCLC Number: 86115659
Description: x, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Underwear was not Christmas, but toy soldiers were" : the dynamics of toy demand --
Making the toys, making the industry : structuring production --
"Christmas bustle wherever the eye looks" : buying and selling toys --
Toys are good to think : education, play, and consumption --
"Keep in mind what those cheap prices mean" : consumer industries and the social question.
Series Title: Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany.
Responsibility: David D. Hamlin.
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"Exciting in the scope of its analytic purview, Work and Play explores not only the traditional business history of the toy industry in the Second Empire but also the cultural history of toys as well Read more...

 
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