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Ageing in a consumer society: From passive to active consumption in Britain

Ian Rees Jones

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348821
eISBN:
9781447301431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Targeted as ‘grey consumers’, people retiring now participated in the creation of the post-war consumer culture. These consumers have grown older, but have not stopped consuming. Based on extensive ... More


Fearing It: The Values of Marxism and the Contradictions of Consumerism

Patrick Hyder Patterson

in Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450044
eISBN:
9780801463631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450044.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the mainstream Marxist critique of the contradictions of consumerism in Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia was heading toward the creation of a capitalist-style “consumer society” by the ... More


Customs and Excise: Trade, Production, and Consumption in England 1640-1845

William J. Ashworth

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259212
eISBN:
9780191717918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259212.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This book traces the growth of customs and excise, and their integral role in shaping the framework of industrial England; including state power, technical advance, and the evolution of a consumer ... More


“Hyperconsumption” and “Hyperdebt”: A “Hypercritical” Analysis

George Ritzer

in A Debtor World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Debt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199873722
eISBN:
9780199980000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873722.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter addresses the role played by consumer society and consumer culture in the growth of the debt problem. The fundamental argument is based on the fact that American society, specifically ... More


Choice and the consumer society

Michael Clarke

in Challenging choices: Ideology, consumerism and policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423986
eISBN:
9781447301622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423986.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter provides substantive consideration of where choice in its modern ideological and institutional form comes from, and the place of choice in a consumer society. It discusses how ... More


Needing It: The Eclipse of the Dream, the Collapse of Socialism, and the Death of Yugoslavia

Patrick Hyder Patterson

in Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450044
eISBN:
9780801463631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450044.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores what the movement toward consumerism meant for the making and unmaking of the Yugoslav experiment in reformist socialism and multiethnic comity. It shows how consumerism gave ... More


Fighting It: New Left Attacks on the Consumerist Establishment and the Yugoslav Dream

Patrick Hyder Patterson

in Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450044
eISBN:
9780801463631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450044.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the unorthodox socialist critique of consumer culture developed by a group of revisionist Marxists skeptical of—and even openly antagonistic toward—the market-oriented premises ... More


Getting It: Making Sense of Socialist Consumer Culture

Patrick Hyder Patterson

in Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450044
eISBN:
9780801463631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450044.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines Yugoslavia's consumer society and its consequences for both the life and the death of the country's experiment in reformist socialism and multiethnic federalism. Yugoslavia is a ... More


Making It: Building a Socialist Brand of Market Culture

Patrick Hyder Patterson

in Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450044
eISBN:
9780801463631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450044.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the primary factors that shaped market culture in Yugoslavia, with particular emphasis on the role played by specialists in advertising, retailing, and marketing, and by media ... More


Taming It: The Party-State Establishment and the Perils of Pleasure

Patrick Hyder Patterson

in Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450044
eISBN:
9780801463631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450044.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how Josip Broz Tito and Yugoslavia's state authorities responded to the capitalist-style consumer society that emerged in the late 1960s. Socialist critics challenged the new ... More


Introduction

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explores the socio-economic history of modern France as depicted in literary narratives from the end of the nineteenth century to the second half of the twentieth. It examines patterns of ... More


Conclusion

Ian Rees Jones, Martin Hyde, Christina R. Victor, Richard D. Wiggins, Chris Gilleard, and Paul Higgs

in Ageing in a consumer society: From passive to active consumption in Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348821
eISBN:
9781447301431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This concluding chapter presents an argument that the role of the UK's ageing population in consumer society has been relatively neglected. It emphasises that the trend to earlier retirement, as well ... More


Trams or Tailfins?: Public and Private Prosperity in Postwar West Germany and the United States

Jan L. Logemann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226491493
eISBN:
9780226491523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491523.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the years that followed World War II, both the United States and the newly formed West German republic had an opportunity to remake their economies. Since then, much has been made of the supposed ... More


The Condition of England, 1870–1970

P. S. Atiyah

in The Rise and Fall of Freedom of Contract

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255277
eISBN:
9780191681578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255277.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter examines changes in the political and economic conditions in England during the period from 1870 to 1970 and the implications of these changes for freedom of contract. During this ... More


Social change and later life

Ian Rees Jones, Martin Hyde, Christina R. Victor, Richard D. Wiggins, Chris Gilleard, and Paul Higgs

in Ageing in a consumer society: From passive to active consumption in Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348821
eISBN:
9781447301431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter provides some background information for studying the extent to which consumption is now a part of later life. The discussion begins by looking at the problem of studying later life in ... More


Innovation in an Advanced Consumer Society: Value-Driven Service Innovation

Peder Inge Furseth and Richard Cuthbertson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198705116
eISBN:
9780191774218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705116.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This book aims to develop innovation theory by focusing on innovation in a consumer society. In an advanced consumer society, services dominate and are provided through digital as well as physical ... More


Cohort, generation and time

Ian Rees Jones, Martin Hyde, Christina R. Victor, Richard D. Wiggins, Chris Gilleard, and Paul Higgs

in Ageing in a consumer society: From passive to active consumption in Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348821
eISBN:
9781447301431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter talks about the theoretical underpinnings of the concepts of cohorts, generation, and time, while referencing the work of Mannheim and others. The analysis that is presented in this ... More


Living It: Yugoslavia’s Economic Miracle

Patrick Hyder Patterson

in Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450044
eISBN:
9780801463631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450044.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the spectacular transformation of Yugoslav society during the 1960s and 1970s. It considers the burgeoning culture of consumerism that began in the mid-1960s and made Yugoslav ... More


The Consumers Managing (1): Making Do by Instalments

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.017
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The economic growth enjoyed by France after World War II brought unprecedented levels of affluence to the whole society. Purchasing power and standards of living improved dramatically, while ... More


Hanover Consumer Co-operative Society

Anne Meis Knupfer

in Food Co-ops in America: Communities, Consumption, and Economic Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451140
eISBN:
9780801467714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451140.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the second oldest surviving food co-op today, the Hanover Consumer Co-operative Society (HCCS) in Hanover, New Hampshire. Initially consisting of Dartmouth University faculty, ... More


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