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Risky Business: What Was Really Being Sold in the Department Stores of Socialist Eastern Europe?

Patrick Hyder Patterson

in Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199827657
eISBN:
9780199950461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827657.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Various features of consumer culture under East European communism—such as advertising and marketing—provoked long-lasting, heated, and rancorous internal debate. In contrast, the communist regimes ... More


Jerusalem’s Terrain: The Department Store and Its Discontents in Imperial Germany

Paul Lerner

in The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452864
eISBN:
9781501700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452864.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the so-called department store boom of the 1890s, the explosive growth of this new retail form in German cities and towns. It surveys the central and conspicuous role of Jews ... More


The Vanishing Act of Commercialism: Selfridges, Modernity, and the Purified Marketplace

Elizabeth Outka

in Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the Commodified Authentic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372694
eISBN:
9780199871704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372694.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that modernity in Britain was shaped in part by an explosion of department store efforts to sell authenticity through advertising and interior design. The chapter focuses on the ... More


Uncanny Encounters: The Thief, the Shopgirl, and the Department Store King

Paul Lerner

in The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452864
eISBN:
9781501700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452864.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter turns to the department store’s sex-gender order. It focuses on the representation (and actual conditions) of the iconic modern German shopgirl, the image of the store owner as a sexual ... More


The Consuming Fire: Fantasies of Destruction in German Politics and Culture

Paul Lerner

in The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452864
eISBN:
9781501700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452864.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter turns to the problem of violence, both real and imagined, toward and within department stores, from early riots and opposition through the actions of Brownshirt thugs in the late 1920s ... More


Dreamworlds in Motion: Circulation, Cosmopolitanism, and the Jewish Question

Paul Lerner

in The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452864
eISBN:
9781501700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452864.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter approaches the department store through the prism of mobility and circulation, motifs that run through European economic thought about the Jews and which inhered in department store ... More


“Lustrous behind Glass”: Woolf, Window Shopping, and Authentic Display

Elizabeth Outka

in Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the Commodified Authentic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372694
eISBN:
9780199871704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372694.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter moves from the department stores discussed in the previous chapter to the individual consumer gaze, examining the rapid growth and cultural importance of carefully constructed displays ... More


Introduction

Paul Lerner

in The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452864
eISBN:
9781501700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452864.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, namely to recover a set of unique German discourses about department stores, a widely shared sense that they were too powerful, that they ... More


Beyond the Consuming Temple: Jewish Dissimilation and Consumer Modernity in Provincial Germany

Paul Lerner

in The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452864
eISBN:
9781501700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452864.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides a case study of the S. Schocken concern—and devotes considerable attention to the Leonhard Tietz stores as well—chains that operated outside Berlin. These Jewish-owned firms ... More


The image of furniture: department stores and the trade in interior decoration designs

Anca I. Lasc

in Interior decorating in nineteenth-century France: The visual culture of a new profession

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526113382
eISBN:
9781526138781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113382.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter 4 examines department store retail in the second half of the nineteenth century to understand how the interior decorating schemes proposed on paper by the various professions discussed above ... More


Race and Class Identities in Early American Department Stores

Traci Parker

in Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648675
eISBN:
9781469648699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648675.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

An exploration of the racial and class dimensions of early American department stores is provided in this chapter. It reveals why these retail institutions became prime locations for protesting and ... More


“The Mercantile Spirit of our Epoch”: The Aesthetic Crisis of the Republic

Lisa Tiersten

in Marianne in the Market: Envisioning Consumer Society in Fin-de-Siecle France

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225299
eISBN:
9780520925656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225299.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines several different narratives in the fin-de-siècle controversy over the aesthetics of the consumer metropolis in Paris, France. It highlights the importance of Paris as the ... More


To All Store and Office Workers … Negro and White!: Unionism and Antidiscrimination in the Department Store Industry

Traci Parker

in Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648675
eISBN:
9781469648699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648675.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

The exceptionality of retail unions governing Macy’s Herald Square in New York City and South Center Department Store in Chicago in advancing black labor and civil rights is the subject of chapter ... More


The Department Store Movement in the Postwar Era

Traci Parker

in Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648675
eISBN:
9781469648699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648675.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 4 considers the department store movement and the birth of a modern middle-class consciousness in the 1940s and 1950s. Department stores remained key battlegrounds and took on greater ... More


The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880-1940

Paul Lerner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452864
eISBN:
9781501700125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452864.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Department stores in Germany, like their predecessors in France, Britain, and the United States, generated great excitement when they appeared at the end of the nineteenth century. Their sumptuous ... More


Before Montgomery: Organizing the Department Store Movement

Traci Parker

in Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648675
eISBN:
9781469648699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648675.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 2 examines the rise of the department store movement in the urban North and Midwest. It begins with a look into the “Don’t Buy Where You Can’t Work” movement. The “Don’t Buy” movement built ... More


Dining Out in the Land of Desire: Colonial Seoul and the Korean Culture of Consumption

Katarzyna J. Cwiertka

in Consuming Korean Tradition in Early and Late Modernity: Commodification, Tourism, and Performance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833930
eISBN:
9780824870416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833930.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the culture of consumption of colonial Korea, illuminating the role of the department store as the key icon of a modern urban space where new practices, attitudes, and dreams ... More


The Rise of the Lavish Wedding

Cele C. Otnes

in Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236615
eISBN:
9780520937505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236615.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the trend in weddings in the past century, which reveal that this event has become much larger and grander and takes longer to plan, and attempts to explain exactly why this ... More


Useful Distractions and Economic Liberalism in the Belle Epoque

Jann Pasler

in Composing the Citizen: Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257405
eISBN:
9780520943872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257405.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter studies commercial culture, which helped bring people together and encouraged sociability among the classes. It introduces the belle époque, or the period of greater consumption, gaiety, ... More


Strategies and Techniques of the Advertiser

Katherine Roeder

in Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039607
eISBN:
9781626740112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039607.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The fifth chapter addresses similarities between McCay's comics and the design of department store displays, show windows, and print advertisements. The early twentieth century witnessed the sudden ... More


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