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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

Edited by Frank Trentmann

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Abstract: The term 'consumption' covers the desire for goods and services, their acquisition, use, and disposal. The study of consumption has grown enormously in recent years, and it has been the subject of major historiographical debates: did the eighteenth century bring a consumer revolution? Was there a great divergence between East and West? Did the twentieth century see the triumph of global consumerism? Questions of consumption have become defining topics in all branches of history, from gender and labour history to political history and cultural studies. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation, taking the reader from the ancient period to the twenty-first century. It includes chapters on Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America, brings together new perspectives, highlights cutting-edge areas of research, and offers a guide through the main historiographical developments. Contributions from leading historians examine the spaces of consumption, consumer politics, luxury and waste, nationalism and empire, the body, well-being, youth cultures, and fashion. The Handbook also showcases the different ways in which recent historians have approached the subject, from cultural and economic history to political history and technology studies, including areas where multidisciplinary approaches have been especially fruitful. Contributors to this volume - Enrica Asquer, University of Sassari Maxine Berg, University of Warwick Christopher Breward, Victoria and Albert Museum Timothy Burke, Swarthmore College Lendol Calder, Augustana College, Illinois Paolo Capuzzo, University of Bologna Craig Clunas, University of Oxford Daniel Thomas Cook, Rutgers University Brian Cowan, McGill University, Montreal James Davidson, University of Warwick. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Notre Dame Sheila Fitzpatrick, University of Chicago Dr Karl Gerth, Oxford University Lawrence B. Glickman, University of South Carolina Joshua Goldstein, Southern California Andrew Gordon, Harvard University Heinz-Gerhard Haupt, University of Bielefeld and European University Institute, Florence Matthew Hilton, University of Birmingham Dominique Jeanne Margairaz, Universite Paris 1-Pantheon Sorbonne depuis Michelle Craig McDonald, Richard Stockton College David E. Nye, University of Southern Denmark Avner Offer, University of Oxford Prasannan Parthasarathi, Boston College Sara Pennell, Roehampton University Jeremy Prestholdt, University of California, San Diego Giorgio Riello, University of Warwick Roberta Sassatelli, University of Milan Mike Savage, University of York Elizabeth Shove, Lancaster University Carole Shammas, University of Southern California Frank Trentmann, University of London Alan Warde, University of Manchester, and Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies Evelyn Welch, Queen Mary University of London S. Jonathan Wiesen, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Date: 2013
ISBN: 9780199689460
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