The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

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EditorFrank Trentmann

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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? Wasthere 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.

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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? Wasthere a great divergence between East and West? ...

Frank Trentmann is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Professor of History and Social Sciences at the Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:714 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:November 28, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Frank Trentmann: IntroductionPart I: Traditions1. James Davidson: Citizen Consumers: The Athenian Democracy and the Origins of Western Consumption2. Craig Clunas: Things in Between: Splendour and Excess in Ming China3. Sara Pennell: Material Culture in Seventeenth-century 'Britain': the Matter of Domestic Consumption4. Jeremy Prestholdt: Africa and the Global Lives of ThingsPart II: Dynamics and Diffusion5. Michelle Craig McDonald: Transatlantic Consumption6. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto with the assistance of Benjamin Sacks: The Global Exchange of Food and Drugs7. Prasannan Parthasarathi and Giorgio Riello: From India to the World: Cotton and FashionabilityPart III: Rich and Poor8. Maxine Berg: Luxury, the Luxury Trades, and the Roots of Industrial Growth: A Global Perspective9. Dominique Margairaz: City and Country: Home, Possessions, and Diet, Western Europe 1600-180010. Carole Shammas: Standard of Living, Consumption, and Political Economy over the Past 500 YearsPart IV: Places of Consumption11. Evelyn Welch: Sites of Consumption in Early Modern Europe12. Brian Cowan: Public Spaces, Knowledge, and Sociability13. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt: Small Shops and Department StoresPart V: Technologies and Practices14. Elizabeth Shove: Comfort and Convenience: Temporality and Practice15. David E. Nye: Consumption of Energy16. Joshua Goldstein: Waste17. Lendol Calder: Saving and Spending18. Alan Warde: EatingPart VI: State and Civil Society19. Lawrence B. Glickman: Consumer Activism, Consumer Regimes, and the Consumer Movement: Rethinking the History of Consumer Politics in the United States20. Karl Gerth: Consumption and Nationalism: China21. S. Jonathan Wiesen: National Socialism and Consumption22. Sheila Fitzpatrick: Things under Socialism: the Soviet Experience23. Timothy Burke: Unexpected Subversions: Modern Colonialism, Globalization, and Commodity Culture24. Andrew Gordon: Consumption, Consumerism, and Japanese Modernity25. Matthew Hilton: Consumer movements26. Frank Trentmann: The Politics of Everyday LifePart VII: Identities27. Mike Savage: Status, Lifestyle, and Taste28. Enrica Asquer: Domesticity and Beyond: Gender, Family, and Consumption in Modern Europe29. Daniel Thomas Cook: Children's Consumption in History30. Paolo Capuzzo: Youth and consumption31. Christopher Breward: Fashion32. Roberta Sassatelli: Self and Body33. Avner Offer: Consumption and Well-Being