Consuming subjects : women, shopping, and business in the eighteenth century (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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Consuming subjects : women, shopping, and business in the eighteenth century

Author: Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An insightful examination of the history of the female shopper, Consuming Subjects explores the origins of current ideas about women and consumerism, calling into question the 'natural' link between women and the commodities they buy. While previous scholars have considered the nineteenth-century department store and arcade as the crucial place for understanding the emergence of the modern female consumer,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace
ISBN: 0231105789 9780231105781 0231105797 9780231105798
OCLC Number: 34731829
Description: 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Tea Table. Tea. Sugar. China --
Shopping. Introduction: Commodities. Shops and Shoppers. Pornography --
Business. Businesswomen. Prostitutes. The Tea Table. Tea ; Sugar ; China --
Shopping. Introduction: Commodities ; Shops and Shoppers ; Pornography --
Business. Businesswomen ; Prostitutes.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace.

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Drawing on feminist criticism, cultural studies, and new historicist ideas, Kowaleski-Wallace suveys eighteenth century literary texts, material object, and cultural events to illuminate the ways in  Read more...

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