skip to content
Cultures of Selling : Perspectives on Consumption and Society since 1700 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Cultures of Selling : Perspectives on Consumption and Society since 1700

Author: John Benson; Laura Ugolini
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2018. ©2006
Series: History of retailing and consumption.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The study of consumption and its relationship to cultural and social values has become a vibrant and important field in recent years. Hitherto however, relatively few detailed and full length works on this topic have been published. In what will become a seminal volume, this book examines retail selling in various historical contexts and locations, as both an activity at once 'mundane' and almost universal. The book  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Benson; Laura Ugolini
ISBN: 9781315258652 131525865X
OCLC Number: 1078923306
Notes: Originally published 2006 by Ashgate Publishing.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyight Page; Table of Contents; General Editor's Preface; List of Illustrations; List of Contributors; Introduction; Section 1: Itineraries and Spaces of Selling; 1: West End Shopping with Vogue: 1930s Geographies of Metropolitan Consumption; 2: Beyond the Boundary of the Shop: Retail Advertising Spaces in Eighteenth-Century Provincial England; 3: Creating New Spaces of Food Consumption: The Rise of Mass Catering and the Activities of the Aerated Bread Company; Section 2: Wheeling and Dealing 4: 'Speciousness is the Bucketeer's Watchword and Outrageous Effrontery his Capital': Financial Bucket Shops in the City of London, c. 1880-19395: Buy Now --
Pay Later. Credit: The Mainstay of the Retail Furniture Business?; 6: 'Funny Money', Hidden Charges and Repossession: Working-class Experiences of Consumption and Credit in the Inter-war Years; Section 3: Good Salesmanship; 7: 'The Customer is Always Right': Change and Continuity in British and American Department Store Salesmanship, 1945-1960 8: 'The Diligent Hand Maketh Rich': Commercial Advice for Retailers in Late Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century England9: Interactions of Discontent: Customers, Sales Assistants and the State in the German Democratic Republic, 1970-1989; 10: The View from the Shop: Window Display, the Shopper and the Formulation of Theory; Index
Series Title: History of retailing and consumption.
Responsibility: edited by John Benson and Laura Ugolini.

Abstract:

The study of consumption and its relationship to cultural and social values has become a vibrant and important field in recent years. Hitherto however, relatively few detailed and full length works on this topic have been published. In what will become a seminal volume, this book examines retail selling in various historical contexts and locations, as both an activity at once 'mundane' and almost universal. The book introduces the reader to the existing literature relevant to the subject; and explores the widespread perceptions of moral ambiguity surrounding the practice of selling consumer goods - ranging from concerns about the adulteration of goods, to fears about sharp practice on the part of retailers - and places such concerns in the context of wider societal values and ideas. The ambivalence towards retail selling and sellers is also a central focus of the collection, focussing on the attempts by retailers to develop selling techniques and successful practices of salesmanship, and at the same time establish widely-shared understandings of 'good' retailing. The book also delves into the more dubious practices of retail selling, including practices on the margin of legality, the issue of credit and changing attitudes towards debt. Uniquely the book examines how sales techniques relate to the wider context of a whole shopping 'experience' or shopping environment. Taken as a whole, this volume will provide a first port of call for students, researchers and others interested in exploring consumer cultures, and the cultural norms and practices involved in the sale of consumer goods in various historical periods and geographical contexts.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1078923306> # Cultures of Selling : Perspectives on Consumption and Society since 1700
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1078923306" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Topic/shopping_history> ; # Shopping--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Topic/retail_trade> ; # Retail trade
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/339.47/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Topic/shopping> ; # Shopping
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Topic/retail_trade_history> ; # Retail trade--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Topic/political_science_economic_conditions> ; # POLITICAL SCIENCE--Economic Conditions
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Topic/business_&_economics_economics_macroeconomics> ; # BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Economics--Macroeconomics
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Person/benson_john_1945_july_23> ; # John Benson
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Person/ugolini_laura_1980> ; # Laura Ugolini
    schema:copyrightYear "2006" ;
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema:description "The study of consumption and its relationship to cultural and social values has become a vibrant and important field in recent years. Hitherto however, relatively few detailed and full length works on this topic have been published. In what will become a seminal volume, this book examines retail selling in various historical contexts and locations, as both an activity at once 'mundane' and almost universal. The book introduces the reader to the existing literature relevant to the subject; and explores the widespread perceptions of moral ambiguity surrounding the practice of selling consumer goods - ranging from concerns about the adulteration of goods, to fears about sharp practice on the part of retailers - and places such concerns in the context of wider societal values and ideas. The ambivalence towards retail selling and sellers is also a central focus of the collection, focussing on the attempts by retailers to develop selling techniques and successful practices of salesmanship, and at the same time establish widely-shared understandings of 'good' retailing. The book also delves into the more dubious practices of retail selling, including practices on the margin of legality, the issue of credit and changing attitudes towards debt. Uniquely the book examines how sales techniques relate to the wider context of a whole shopping 'experience' or shopping environment. Taken as a whole, this volume will provide a first port of call for students, researchers and others interested in exploring consumer cultures, and the cultural norms and practices involved in the sale of consumer goods in various historical periods and geographical contexts."@en ;
    schema:description "Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyight Page; Table of Contents; General Editor's Preface; List of Illustrations; List of Contributors; Introduction; Section 1: Itineraries and Spaces of Selling; 1: West End Shopping with Vogue: 1930s Geographies of Metropolitan Consumption; 2: Beyond the Boundary of the Shop: Retail Advertising Spaces in Eighteenth-Century Provincial England; 3: Creating New Spaces of Food Consumption: The Rise of Mass Catering and the Activities of the Aerated Bread Company; Section 2: Wheeling and Dealing"@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/865461743> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Series/the_history_of_retailing_and_consumption> ; # The history of retailing and consumption
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Series/history_of_retailing_and_consumption> ; # History of retailing and consumption.
    schema:name "Cultures of Selling : Perspectives on Consumption and Society since 1700"@en ;
    schema:productID "1078923306" ;
    schema:url <http://www.vlebooks.com/vleweb/product/openreader?id=none&isbn=9781351946698> ;
    schema:url <http://www.vlebooks.com/vleweb/product/openreader?id=none&isbn=9781351946704> ;
    schema:url <https://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=5613520> ;
    schema:url <https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1982075> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781315258652> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1078923306> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Person/benson_john_1945_july_23> # John Benson
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1945 July 23" ;
    schema:familyName "Benson" ;
    schema:givenName "John" ;
    schema:name "John Benson" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Person/ugolini_laura_1980> # Laura Ugolini
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1980" ;
    schema:familyName "Ugolini" ;
    schema:givenName "Laura" ;
    schema:name "Laura Ugolini" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Series/history_of_retailing_and_consumption> # History of retailing and consumption.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1078923306> ; # Cultures of Selling : Perspectives on Consumption and Society since 1700
    schema:name "History of retailing and consumption." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Series/the_history_of_retailing_and_consumption> # The history of retailing and consumption
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1078923306> ; # Cultures of Selling : Perspectives on Consumption and Society since 1700
    schema:name "The history of retailing and consumption" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Topic/business_&_economics_economics_macroeconomics> # BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Economics--Macroeconomics
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Economics--Macroeconomics"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Topic/political_science_economic_conditions> # POLITICAL SCIENCE--Economic Conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "POLITICAL SCIENCE--Economic Conditions"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Topic/retail_trade_history> # Retail trade--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Retail trade--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/865461743#Topic/shopping_history> # Shopping--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Shopping--History"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781315258652>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "131525865X" ;
    schema:isbn "9781315258652" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.