Folger call number: HC79.C6 T74 2016
Folger holdings ID: 496988
Accession Number: 269505
What we consume has become a central, perhaps the central, element of personal identity, public life, and political debate. The world is overflowing with things, and people are spending more and more time and money consuming them. This book unfolds the history that has shaped the modern and material world, from the take-off of consumption in the 18th century to the present, and engages fully with contemporary concerns about consumerism and consumer society
Introduction -- PART ONE: 1. Three Cultures of Consumption -- 2. The Enlightenment of Consumption -- 3. Imperium of Things -- 4. Cities -- 5. The Consumer Revolution Comes Home -- 6. Age of Ideologies -- 7. Inside Affluence -- 8. Asia Consumes -- PART TWO: Preface -- 9. Buy Now, Pay Later -- 10. Not So Fast -- 11. From the Cradle to the Grave -- 12. Outside the Marketplace -- 13. Home and Away -- 14. Matters of the Spirit -- 15. Throwaway Society?
Item information about Folger HC79.C6 T74 2016
Gift of Frank Trentmann