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Mercantile Theatres: British Commodities and American Consumers

Maxine Berg

in Luxury and Pleasure in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199215287
eISBN:
9780191695933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215287.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Developing markets abroad was crucial to the success of new consumer goods. This was achieved by aggressively making British commodities fashionable, a form of branding with British national ... More


Debt as Choice, Debt as Structure

Louis Hyman

in Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140681
eISBN:
9781400838400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140681.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue argues that the dependence on credit was the creation, intentional and unintentional, of the sometimes unlikely choices of government, business, and consumers. Over the first half of ... More


The American Business of Italian Food: Producers, Consumers, and the Making of Ethnic Identities

Simone Cinotto

in The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the layered worlds of the Italian food business and consumer marketplace in East Harlem. In order to understand the central role of food in the making of Italian American ... More


Ex Oriente Lux: Playing Eastern for a Living, 1838–1875

Susan Nance

in How the Arabian Nights Inspired the American Dream 1791–1935

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832745
eISBN:
9781469605784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894057_nance.6
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the Ex Oriente Lux mode of communication and how it prospered. It does so by comparing two important men who tried to sell their wares to American consumers: Christopher ... More


. Introduction: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter introduces the intrinsic purpose and aim of the book: the imagining of Africa through popular culture. The book focuses on three case studies, each of which has repackaged African visual ... More


“Chinese-American Cuisine” and the Authenticity of Chop Suey

Yong Chen

in Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168922
eISBN:
9780231538169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168922.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses whether chop suey is Chinese in origin and why Chinese food has largely remained at the lower end in the hierarchy of mainstream American consumption. American consumers in ... More


Alienation and Appropriation: Fijian Water and the Pacific Romance in Fiji and New York

Martha Kaplan

in Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the global market as a context for transforming yet another product: water, sourced in Fiji and consumed in faraway New York. Across the globe, Fijian water has brought ... More


Designing the Botanical Landscape of Empire: “Curious” Plants, “Indian” Textiles, and Colonial Consumers

Zara Anishanslin

in Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300197051
eISBN:
9780300220551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197051.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shifts the focus to one of the most important markets for Spitalfields silk and the site of some of the bitterest fighting between the empires of Catholic France and Protestant Britain: ... More


Talking with Philosophers: How Philosophers Discuss Farm Animal Welfare

F. Bailey Norwood and Jayson L. Lusk

in Compassion, by the Pound: The Economics of Farm Animal Welfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199551163
eISBN:
9780191808593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199551163.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter explains the opinions of philosophers on farm animal welfare. Many philosophers use ethical reasoning in their arguments, arguing that there are inconsistencies in how people perceive ... More


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