Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 41 items

  • Keywords: consumer goods x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Luxury and Pleasure in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Maxine Berg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199215287
eISBN:
9780191695933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215287.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This book explores the invention, making, and buying of new, semi-luxury, and fashionable consumer goods during the 18th century. It follows these goods, from china tea ware to all sorts of metal ... More


Introduction

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/9780199215287.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This book provides a history of new consumer goods. Three sections of the book, ‘Luxury, Quality and Delight’, ‘How it was Made’, and ‘A Nation of Shoppers’, explore the cultural discourse and ... More


The Delights of Luxury

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/9780199215287.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Luxury and novelty goods were of special significance to 18th-century consumers. Wider social access to these goods over the course of the 18th century set the terms for the introduction of new ... More


Significance of Everyday Aesthetics

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues for the need for everyday aesthetics for pragmatic reasons by taking the environmental ramifications of our everyday aesthetic tastes and decisions as an example. We make ... More


The Material Culture of Religion

John M. Giggie

in After Redemption: Jim Crow and the Transformation of African American Religion in the Delta, 1875-1915

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304039
eISBN:
9780199866885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304039.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

This chapter probes how Delta blacks developed a new material culture of religious experience. It illuminates how the purchase and display of certain types of consumer goods became crucial elements ... More


Opinionated Opinions and Democracy

Albert O. Hirschman

in The Essential Hirschman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159904
eISBN:
9781400848409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159904.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines a rather unconventional ingredient to the economist's conception of the quality of life—having opinions. It argues that having opinions is a condition that has been widely ... More


The Consumer Movement’s Return

Inger L. Stole

in Advertising at War: Business, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037122
eISBN:
9780252094231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037122.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the concerns of Consumers Union (CU) about the mutually beneficial relationship between advertisers and Washington, including CU cofounder Colston Warne’s attempts to gain ... More


Marketing Manufactured Exports from Developing Countries: Learning Sequences and Public Support *

Gerald K. Helleiner (ed.)

in Trade Policy, Industrialization, and Development: New Perspectives

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198283591
eISBN:
9780191684456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198283591.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses export marketing and trade theories. It also examines the research findings about marketing and information links and associated processes in exports of consumer goods made by ... More


The Architecture of Consumption

in Modernizing Main Street: Architecture and Consumer Culture in the New Deal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226218007
eISBN:
9780226218021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226218021.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1936 the Star Electrical Supply Company hired a young New Jersey architect named Barney Gruzen to modernize its premises on Market Street in downtown Newark. Gruzen's redesign was exceptionally ... More


Cosmopolitanism and Cultural Domestication: Consumer Imports in Zanzibar

Jeremy Prestholdt

in Domesticating the World: African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254244
eISBN:
9780520941472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254244.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Modernity, as a mode of perception, was ideologically forged at a moment when the world was becoming deeply interconnected. Western analysts tended to harm the reputation of other modes of ... More


Global objects: contention and entanglement

Glenn Adamson and Giorgio Riello

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter considers objects as displayed in museums, architecture, and consumer goods. It unwraps the meanings of a Japanese suit of armour in the Tower of London, and then moves on to discuss the ... More


Understanding the U.S. Trade Deficit: A Disaggregated Perspective

Catherine L. Mann and Katharina Plück

in G7 Current Account Imbalances: Sustainability and Adjustment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226107264
eISBN:
9780226107288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107288.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter reports new estimates for the elasticity of U.S. trade flows using bilateral, commodity-detailed trade data for thirty-one countries, using measures of expenditure and trade prices ... 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


A Perfect Storm for the Building Industry

Richard Harris

in Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Competition from mail-order companies forced lumber dealers to rethink their strategy, particularly with respect to consumers. More specifically, lumber dealers diversified their product lines and ... More


Reorienting Migrant Marketplaces in le due Americhe during the Interwar Years

Elizabeth Zanoni

in Migrant Marketplaces: Food and Italians in North and South America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041655
eISBN:
9780252050329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041655.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Chapters Five and Six focus on the interwar years, when a worldwide depression, intensifying restrictions against mobile people and products, and rising nationalisms changed the global geography of ... More


Preferences and novelty: a multidisciplinary perspective

Wilhelm Ruprecht

in Innovation By Demand: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Demand and its Role in Innovation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062674
eISBN:
9781781700273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062674.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines how consumption fits into ‘evolutionary’ models of economic development. When only the supply side of growth is looked at in the presence of market satiation, both product and ... More


Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India's Modernity

David Arnold

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922027
eISBN:
9780226922034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922034.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1909 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, on his way back to South Africa from London, wrote his now-celebrated tract Hind Swaraj, laying out his vision for the future of India and famously rejecting the ... More


Introduction

Simon Partner

in Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217928
eISBN:
9780520923171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217928.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses the arrival of mass consumer society and the rise of the consumer electrical goods industry. It evaluates how the Japanese masses were able to buy televisions and washing ... More


Prize Goods: The Quaker Origins of the Slave-Labor Boycott

Julie L. Holcomb

in Moral Commerce: Quakers and the Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801452086
eISBN:
9781501706073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452086.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter traces the origins of the Quakers' boycott of slave labor. It begins with a discussion of two processes that were critical to the development of Quaker abstention in the eighteenth ... More


“There’s No Place like Home:” Soviet Tourism in Late Stalinism

Anne E. Gorsuch

in All this is your World: Soviet Tourism at Home and Abroad after Stalin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609949
eISBN:
9780191731853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609949.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter One serves as a source of information about the nature of Soviet domestic tourism, and as a counterpoint to the turn to the international under Khrushchev. In late Stalinism, Soviet citizens ... More


View: