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Social opulence and private restraint : the consumer in British socialist thought since 1800

Author: Noel W Thompson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015, ©2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the place of the consumer and consumption in the political economy of British socialism, from its early-nineteenth-century origins to the modern Left, illustrating the multifaceted  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noel W Thompson
ISBN: 9780199646012 0199646015
OCLC Number: 960696452
Description: 1 v. (243 p.) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. On the cusp of abundance, socialist political economy, the consumer and consumption, 1800-50 ; 2. Socialist political economy and the growth of mass consumption, 1880-1914 ; 3. 'Punished by the attainment of their desires': Social democratic conceptions of consumption and the consumer in inter-war Britain ; 4. Conceptualising the consumer in an age of affluence, 1950-1970 ; 5. Social democracy and the apotheosis of the consumer, 1970-2010 ; 6. Gathering the fragments: critiquing the new consumerism, 1970-2010 ; 7. Retrospect and Prospect ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Noel Thompson.

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