The Historical Consumer: Consumption and Everyday Life in Japan, 1850-2000 by Penny Francks

The Historical Consumer: Consumption and Everyday Life in Japan, 1850-2000

byPenny FrancksEditorJ. Hunter

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

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This book explores the rise of consumerism and the expanding variety of goods available in Japan. Japan is placed within the comparative context of the "consumer revolution" in Europe and North America, contributing to the analysis of the ways in which consumption and everyday life change in the course of economic development.

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PENELOPE FRANCKS was until 2004 Reader in Japanese Studies at the University of Leeds, UK, where she taught courses on the Japanese economy and Japanese studies. Her longstanding work on Japanese agriculture culminated in Rural Economic Development in Japan (2006) and she has recently published The Japanese Consumer; an Alternative Ec...
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Title:The Historical Consumer: Consumption and Everyday Life in Japan, 1850-2000Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230273661

ISBN - 13:9780230273665

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Japan's Consumption History in Comparative Perspective; J.Hunter & P.Francks
PART I: GENDER, THE HOUSEHOLD AND CONSUMPTION
The Role of Housework in Everyday Life: Another Aspect of Consumption in Modern Japan; M.Tanimoto
Like Bamboo Shoots after the Rain: the Growth of a Nation of Dressmakers and Consumers; A.Gordon
Building up Steam as Consumers: Women, Rice-cookers and the Consumption of Everyday Household Goods in Japan; H.Macnaughtan
PART II: TRADITION, MODERNITY AND THE GROWTH OF CONSUMPTION
Japanese Modernisation and the Changing Everyday Life of the Consumer: Evidence from Household Accounts; S.Nakanishi& T.Futaya
Sweetness and Empire: Sugar Consumption in Imperial Japan; B.Kushner
Kimono Fashion: the Consumer and the Growth of the Textile Industry in Pre-war Japan; P.Francks
Reviving Tradition: Patients and the Shaping of Japan's Traditional Medicines Industry; M.Umemura
PART III: SPACES AND PATHWAYS OF CONSUMPTION
Getting on a Train: Railway Passengers and the Growth of Train Travel in Meiji Japan; N.Nakamura
People and Post Offices: Consumption of Postal Services in Japan from the Late Nineteenth Century; J.Hunter
Mail-order Retailing in Pre-war Japan: a Pathway to Consumption Before the Mass Market; I.Mitsuzono
From Corporate Playground to Family Resort: Golf as Commodity in Post-war Japan; A.Lockyer
Conclusion: History and the Consumer: an Historian of the West Looks to Japan; B.Lemire