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Consuming cultures, global perspectives : historical trajectories, transnational exchanges

Author: John Brewer; Frank Trentmann
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2006.
Series: Cultures of consumption series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on case studies from around the world, a trans-national perspective allows the authors to look at the genealogy of the modern consumer and the development of consumer cultures, from the porcelain trade and consumption in Britain and China in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, to post Second World War developments in America and Japan, and the contemporary consumer politics of cosmopolitan  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Brewer; Frank Trentmann
ISBN: 1845202465 9781845202460 1845202473 9781845202477
OCLC Number: 1011819225
Description: x, 317 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Space, Time and Value in Consuming Cultures / John Brewer and Frank Trentmann --
2. The Modern Genealogy of the Consumer: Meanings, Identities and Political Synapses / Frank Trentmann --
3. Brand Management and the Productivity of Consumption / Adam Arvidsson --
4. On the Movement of Porcelains: Rethinking the Birth of Consumer Society as Interactions of Exchange Networks, 1600-1750 / Robert Batchelor --
5. Consumer Culture and Extractive Industry on the Margins of the World System / Richard Wilk --
6. 'Flowers of Paradise' or 'Polluting the Nation'? Contested Narratives of Khat Consumption / David M. Anderson and Neil Carrier 7. Chewing Gum: Mass Consumption and the 'Shadow-lands' of the Yucatan / Michael R. Redcliff --
8. Japan's Post-war 'Consumer Revolution', or Striking a 'Balance' between Consumption and Saving / Sheldon Garon --
9. Virtue, Responsibility and Consumer Choice: Framing Critical Consumerism / Roberta Sassatelli --
10. Negotiations with the American Way: The Consumer and the Social Contract in Post-war Europe / Sheryl Kroen --
11. Emerging Global Water Welfarism: Access to Water, Unruly Consumers and Transnational Governance / Bronwen Morgan.
Series Title: Cultures of consumption series.
Responsibility: edited by John Brewer and Frank Trentmann.
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"Drawing on case studies from around the world, a trans-national perspective allows the authors to look at the genealogy of the modern consumer and the development of consumer cultures, from the porcelain trade and consumption in Britain and China in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, to post Second World War developments in America and Japan, and the contemporary consumer politics of cosmopolitan citizenship."

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