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Consumer Engineers and the Transnational Origins of Consumer Capitalism

Jan L. Logemann

in Engineered to Sell: European Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226660011
eISBN:
9780226660295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660295.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The making of consumer capitalism was informed by transnational transfers and transatlantic exchanges in ways that have been largely overlooked by historians. A surprising number of mid 20th-century ... More


The Commercialization of Social Engineering? Adapting Radical Design Reform to American Mass Marketing

Jan L. Logemann

in Engineered to Sell: European Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226660011
eISBN:
9780226660295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660295.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces both the inevitable conflicts between radical design visions and corporate America and the surprising degree to which interwar European reform traditions in design informed ... More


The Reformist State and the Universalist Orientation

Aziz al-Azmeh

in Secularism in the Arab World: Contexts, Ideas and Consequences

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474447461
eISBN:
9781474480697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447461.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter sketches state-reformist initiatives in the late Ottoman empire, considered as systemic transformations in a global context of modern state forms with associated forms of social ... More


Introduction: Getting to Grips with the Issue of Cultures …

Tom Shippey

in Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382615
eISBN:
9781786945167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382615.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The relativity of cultural values is effectively axiomatic in modern cultural anthropology. But if cultures are relative, can they not be compared, critiqued, and evaluated? Is there any basis for ... More


‘The Factory in a Garden’/‘The Garden in a Factory’

Helena Chance

in The Factory in a Garden: A History of Corporate Landscapes from the Industrial to the Digital Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993009
eISBN:
9781526124043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993009.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Industrialists exploited the powerful cultural, symbolic and metaphorical meanings of gardens and parks to ‘engineer’ particular feelings, ideas, modes of behaviour and well-being amongst employees ... More


From the late Victorian boozer to the interwar improved public house

David W. Gutzke

in Women drinking out in Britain since the early twentieth century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719052644
eISBN:
9781781707050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719052644.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Class, religion and gender critically shaped late Victorian drinking patterns. Though some scholars have argued that female drinking habits began altering in the 1890s, the evidence is thin and ... More


Summing Up: Will Lessons Ever Be Learned?

David Sims and Timothy Mitchell

in Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter summarizes what little has been achieved in Egypt’s deserts to date, especially in terms of employment and livelihoods created, and the costs of such development efforts, both direct and ... More


Introduction

Maddalena Marinari

in Unwanted: Italian and Jewish Mobilization against Restrictive Immigration Laws, 1882-1965

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652931
eISBN:
9781469652955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652931.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The introduction looks at the broader efforts of many Americans, animated by nativism and xenophobia, to cast so called “new immigrants” from Asia and Europe as undesirable. At the end of the ... More


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