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The Japanese consumer : an alternative economic history of modern Japan

Author: Penelope Francks
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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Penelope Francks' book offers an alternative account of Japan's modern economic history from the perspective of the consumer. Tracing Japan's economy from the eighteenth century to the present, she  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope Francks
ISBN: 9780521875967 052187596X 0521699320 9780521699327
OCLC Number: 690790242
Description: 1 vol. (XII-249 p.) : ill., cartes, couv. ill. en coul. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Japan and the history of consumption; 2. Shopping in the city: urban life and the emergence of the consumer in Tokugawa Japan; 3. Country gentlemen, ordinary consumption and the development of the rural economy; 4. 'Civilising goods': consumption in the industrialising world; 5. Living with modernity: the emerging consumer of the inter-war years; 6. The electrical household: consumption and the economic miracle; 7. New tribes and nostalgia: consumption in the late twentieth century and beyond; 8. The Japanese consumer past and present.
Responsibility: Penelope Francks.


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