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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, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Trentmann, Frank.
Empire of things.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
(OCoLC)933728457
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Trentmann
ISBN: 9780062456335 0062456334 9780241198407 0241198402
OCLC Number: 945729946
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 862 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Three Cultures of Consumption --
The Enlightenment of Consumption --
Imperium of Things --
Cities --
The Consumer Revolution comes Home --
Age of Ideologies --
Inside Affluence --
Asia Consumes --
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?.
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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