Spaces of Consumption: Leisure and Shopping in the English Town, c.1680+1830 by Jon StobartSpaces of Consumption: Leisure and Shopping in the English Town, c.1680+1830 by Jon Stobart

Spaces of Consumption: Leisure and Shopping in the English Town, c.1680+1830

byJon Stobart, Andrew Hann, Victoria Morgan

Hardcover | August 14, 2007

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Consumption is well established as a key theme in the study of the eighteenth century.Spaces of Consumptionbrings a new dimension to this subject by looking at it spatially.

Taking English towns as its scene, this inspiring study focuses on moments of consumption ' selecting and purchasing goods, attending plays, promenading ' and explores the ways in which these were related together through the spaces of the town: the shop, the theatre and the street. Using this fresh form of analysis, it has much to say about sociability, politeness and respectability in the eighteenth century.

Jon Stobart is Professor of History at the University of Northampton. His current research focuses on the history of shopping, leisure and consumption, in both urban and rural contexts. He has also published widely on urban space, urban and regional identity and the industrial revolution.Andrew Hann is a Research Fellow at the Universi...
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Title:Spaces of Consumption: Leisure and Shopping in the English Town, c.1680+1830Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:August 14, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415424550

ISBN - 13:9780415424554

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Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Leisure, Consumption and Shopping: Concepts and Spaces  2. The Region: Hierarchies and Spatial Ordering  3. The Town: Politeness and Place  4. The Street: Stage and Performance  5. The Building: Representation and Display  6. The Individual: Social Practices and Identity  7. Virtual Space: Advertising, Consumption and the Town.  Conclusions.  Bibliography

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'An ingenious study of leisure and shopping in English towns, c. 1680-1830.' ¿ Contemporary Review