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Consumer Chronicles : Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Consumer Chronicles : Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Author: David H Walker
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

At a time when the world is contemplating the depletion of non-renewable natural resources, the consumer society is increasingly being called into question.

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Consumer Chronicles
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David H Walker
ISBN: 9781846317156 1846317150
OCLC Number: 940066017
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 06 Mar 2013).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: AcknowledgementsIntroductionI. WAITING FOR THE CONSUMER SOCIETY1. Earning, Yearning and Making Do: Huysmans, 'Les Soeurs Vatard'2. 'Flaneurs and Shoppers: Huysmans, 'En menage'3. From Shopping to Schopenhauer: Huysmans, ' A vau- l'eau'II. ECONOMIES OF CONSUMPTION (1)4. Transactions and Value: Gide, 'L'Immoraliste'III. SMALL SHOPS5. 'La lente Agonie du petit commerce? Balzac, 'Grandeur et decadence de Cesar Birotteau' and Zola, 'Au bonheur des dames'6. 'Eleve dans le commerce: Celine, 'Mort a credit'7. The Emprium Strikes Back: Dutourd, 'Au Bon Beurre'IV. BIG STORES8. The Big Sell9. The 'grand magasin': Zola, 'Au bonheur des dames (2)'10.'Les Venus des comptoirs' : Feminism and Shopping in the 1920's11. Total Retail: Figures of the Dystopian SuperstoreV. ECONOMIES OF COMSUMPTION (2)12. Speculations on ValueVI. REFLECTIONS ON THE CONSUMER SOCIETY13. Post-wr visions of Paradise: The Dawning of the Consumer Society14. Managing the Consumers (1): Motivational Analysts15. Managing the Consumers (2) Advertisers16. The Consumers Managing 1: Making Do by Instalments17. The Consumers Managing 2: Making Do and ProducingConclusion: A Good Buy?BibliographyIndex
Responsibility: David H. Walker.


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Consumer Chronicles offers scholars and undergraduates alike fresh purchase not only on the development of consumer culture in modern France, and on literary and theoretical engagements with it, but Read more...

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