Modernity and the Second-Hand Trade: European Consumption Cultures and Practices, 1700-1900

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

EditorJon Stobart, Ilja Van Damme

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Bringing together the latest research on the neglected area of second-hand exchange and consumption, this book offers fresh insights into the buying and selling of used goods in western-Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and seeks to re-examine and redefine the relationship between modernity and the second-hand trade.

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Bringing together the latest research on the neglected area of second-hand exchange and consumption, this book offers fresh insights into the buying and selling of used goods in western-Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and seeks to re-examine and redefine the relationship between modernity and the second-hand trad...

JON STOBART is Professor of Social History at the University of Northampton, UK. His research currently centres on consumption and the country house, and on the retailing and consumption of groceries in the period 1650-1850, on which he is writing a book for Oxford University Press. ILJA VAN DAMME is a Member of the Centre for Urban H...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.9 × 5.63 × 0.95 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230229468

ISBN - 13:9780230229464

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Illustrations
Preface
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Modernity and the Second-Hand Trade: Themes,Topics and Debates; J.Stobart & I.Van Damme
PART I: THE NATURE OF SECOND-HAND
What's New? Legal Discourse on Second-Hand Goods in Early Nineteenth Century Stockholm; M.Wottle
'All but the kitchen sink': Household Sales and the Circulation of Second-Hand Goods in Early Modern England; S.Pennell
A Stolen Garment or a Reasonable Purchase? The Male Consumer and the Illicit Second-Hand Clothing Market in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century; A.Toplis
Second-Hand Dealing in Bruges, c. 1750-1870: Continuity and Change in a Modernising Town; I.Van Damme
The Polarisation of the Second-Hand Market for Furniture in the Nineteenth Century; C.Edwards & M.Ponsonby
'Souvenirs of people who have come and gone': Second-Hand Furnishings and the Anglo-Indian Domestic Interior, 1840-1920; R.D.Jones
PART II: BUYING AND SELLING SECOND-HAND GOODS
'Old books - new bound'? Selling Second-Hand Books in England, c.1680-1850; I.Mitchell
Power to the Broker: Shifting Authorities over Public Sales in Eighteenth-century Antwerp; D.Lyna
Going for a Song? Country House Sales in Georgian England; R.MacArthur & J.Stobart
Chairs and Tables under the Hammer: Second-Hand Consumption of Furniture in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century in Sweden; S.Murhem, G.Ulväng K.Lilja
'Consuming Identities': Patterns of Consumption at Three Eighteenth-century Cape Auctions; T.Randle
The English Church Jumble Sale: Parochial Charity in the Modern Age; V.Richmond
Bibliography
Index