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The Resource Consumer chronicles : cultures of consumption in modern French literature, David H. Walker

Consumer chronicles : cultures of consumption in modern French literature, David H. Walker

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Consumer chronicles : cultures of consumption in modern French literature
Title
Consumer chronicles
Title remainder
cultures of consumption in modern French literature
Statement of responsibility
David H. Walker
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At a time when the world is contemplating the depletion of non-renewable natural resources, the consumer society is increasingly being called into question. This is nowhere more acutely evident than in France, where since its beginnings in the nineteenth century, the consumer revolution, extending market forces into every area of social and private life, has been perceived as a challenge to core elements in French culture, such as traditional artisan crafts and small businesses serving local communities. Cultural historians and sociologists have charted the increasing commercialisation of everyday life over the twentieth century, but few have paid systematic attention to the crucial testimony provided by the authors of narrative fiction. Consumer Chronicles rectifies this omission by means of close readings of a series of novels, selected for their authentic portrayal of consumer behaviour, and analysed in relation to their social, cultural and historical contexts. Walker's study, offering an imaginative interdisciplinary panorama covering the impact of affluence on French shoppers, shopkeepers and society, provides telling new insights into the history and characteristics of the consumer mentality
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UkCbUP
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1947-
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Walker, David H.
Dewey number
843.9093553
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ145.1.E36
LC item number
W35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Contemporary French and francophone cultures
Series volume
19
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  • French literature
  • Consumption (Economics) in literature
  • Material culture
  • Popular culture
Label
Consumer chronicles : cultures of consumption in modern French literature, David H. Walker
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Waiting for the consumer society. Earning, yearning and making do : Huysmans, Les sœrs Vatard ; Flâneurs and shoppers : Huysmans, En ménage ; From shopping to Schopenhauer : Huysmans, A vau-l'eau -- Economies of consumption (1). Transactions and value : Gide, L'Immoraliste -- Small shops. La Lente Agonie du petite commerce : Balzac, Grandeur et décadence de César Birotteau and Zola, Au bonheur des dames ; Elevé dans le commerce : Céline, Mort à crédit ; The emporium strikes back : Dutourd, Au bon beurre -- Big stores. The big sell ; The grand magasin : Zola, Au bonheur des dames (2) ; "Les Vénus des comptoirs" : feminism and shopping in the 1920's ; Total retail : figures of the dystopian superstore -- Economies of consumption (2). Speculations on value -- Reflections on the consumer society. Post-war visions of paradise : the dawning of the consumer society ; Managing the consumers (1) : motivational analysts ; Managing the consumers (2) : advertisers : The consumers managing 1 : making do by instalments ; The consumers managing 2 : making do and producing
Control code
CR9781781386354
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781386354
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Consumer chronicles : cultures of consumption in modern French literature, David H. Walker
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Waiting for the consumer society. Earning, yearning and making do : Huysmans, Les sœrs Vatard ; Flâneurs and shoppers : Huysmans, En ménage ; From shopping to Schopenhauer : Huysmans, A vau-l'eau -- Economies of consumption (1). Transactions and value : Gide, L'Immoraliste -- Small shops. La Lente Agonie du petite commerce : Balzac, Grandeur et décadence de César Birotteau and Zola, Au bonheur des dames ; Elevé dans le commerce : Céline, Mort à crédit ; The emporium strikes back : Dutourd, Au bon beurre -- Big stores. The big sell ; The grand magasin : Zola, Au bonheur des dames (2) ; "Les Vénus des comptoirs" : feminism and shopping in the 1920's ; Total retail : figures of the dystopian superstore -- Economies of consumption (2). Speculations on value -- Reflections on the consumer society. Post-war visions of paradise : the dawning of the consumer society ; Managing the consumers (1) : motivational analysts ; Managing the consumers (2) : advertisers : The consumers managing 1 : making do by instalments ; The consumers managing 2 : making do and producing
Control code
CR9781781386354
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781386354
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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