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Empire of things : how we became a world of consumers, from the fifteenth century to the twenty-first

Author: Frank Trentmann
Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Looks at the history of the growth of consumerism, exposing the international nature of its expansion through the last six hundred years, and the challenges it poses to the planet.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Trentmann
ISBN: 9780062456328 0062456326
OCLC Number: 933728457
Description: xvi, 862 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part one. Three cultures of consumption --
The Enlightenment of consumption --
Imperium of things --
Cities --
The consumer revolution comes home --
Age of ideologies --
Inside affluence --
Asia consumes --
Part two. Preface --
Buy now, pay later --
Not so fast --
From the cradle to the grave --
Outside the marketplace --
Home and away --
Matters of the spirit --
Throwaway society? --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Frank Trentmann.
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Looks at the history of the growth of consumerism, exposing the international nature of its expansion through the last six hundred years, and the challenges it poses to the planet.

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