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The Resource Getting and spending : European and American consumer societies in the twentieth century, edited by Susan Strasser, Charles McGovern, Matthias Judt

Getting and spending : European and American consumer societies in the twentieth century, edited by Susan Strasser, Charles McGovern, Matthias Judt

Label
Getting and spending : European and American consumer societies in the twentieth century
Title
Getting and spending
Title remainder
European and American consumer societies in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan Strasser, Charles McGovern, Matthias Judt
Title variation
Getting & Spending
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The developing history of consumption is not so much a separate field, as a prism through which many aspects of social and political life may be viewed. The essays in this collection represent a variety of approaches in Europe and America; yet their commonalities suggest recent directions in the scholarship, raising such themes as consumption and democracy, the development of a global economy, the role of the state, the centrality of consumption to Cold War politics, the importance of the Second World War as a historical divide, the language of consumption, the contexts of locality, race, ethnicity, gender, and class, and the environmental consequences of twentieth-century consumer society. Implicitly, and sometimes explicitly, they explore the role of the historian as social, political, and moral critic. The essays discuss products, corporate strategies, government policies, and ideas about consumption. Unlike other studies of twentieth-century consumption, this book provides international comparisons
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
339.4/7/09409049
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.C6
LC item number
G48 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-
  • 1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Strasser, Susan
  • McGovern, Charles
  • Judt, Matthias
Series statement
Publications of the German Historical Institute
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  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Material culture
  • Material culture
  • Material culture
Label
Getting and spending : European and American consumer societies in the twentieth century, edited by Susan Strasser, Charles McGovern, Matthias Judt
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Politics, markets, and the state. The consumers' White Label Campaign of the National Consumers' League, 1898-1918 / Kathryn Kish Sklar ; Consumption and citizenship in the United States, 1900-1940 / Charles McGovern ; Changing consumption regimes in Europe, 1930-1970 : comparative perspectives on the distribution problem / Victoria de Grazia -- Customer research as public relations : General Motors in the 1930's / Roland Marchand ; The New Deal state and the making of citizen consumers / Lizbeth Cohen ; Consumer spending as state project : yesterday's solutions and today's problems / George Lipsitz ; The emigré as celebrant of American consumer culture : George Katona and Ernest Dichter / Daniel Horowitz ; Dissolution of the "dictatorship over needs"? : consumer behavior and economic reform in East Germany in the 1960's / André Steiner -- pt. 2. Everyday life. World War I and the creation of desire for automobiles in Germany / Kurt Möser ; Gender, generation, and consumption in the United States : working-class families in the interwar period / Susan Price Benson ; Comparing apples and oranges : housewives and the politics of consumption in interwar Germany / Nancy Reagin ; "The convenience is out of this world" : the garbage disposer and American consumer culture / Susan Strasser ; Consumer culture in the GDR, or How the struggle for antimodernity was lost on the battleground of consumer culture / Ina Merkel ; Changes in consumption as social practice in West Germany during the 1950's / Michael Wildt ; Reshaping shopping environments : the competition between the City of Boston and its suburbs / Matthias Judt ; Toys, socialization, and the commodification of play / Stephen Kline ; The "syndrome of the 1950's" in Switzerland : cheap energy, mass consumption, and the environment / Christian Pfister ; Reflecting on ethnic imagery in the landscape of commerce, 1945-1975 / Fath Davis Ruffins -- pt. 3. History and theory. Modern subjectivity and consumer culture / James Livingston ; Consumption and consumer society : a contribution to the history of ideas / Ulrich Wyrwa ; Reconsidering abundance : a plea for ambiguity / Jackson Lears
Control code
CR9781139052634
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 477 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521622370
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Getting and spending : European and American consumer societies in the twentieth century, edited by Susan Strasser, Charles McGovern, Matthias Judt
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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
pt. 1. Politics, markets, and the state. The consumers' White Label Campaign of the National Consumers' League, 1898-1918 / Kathryn Kish Sklar ; Consumption and citizenship in the United States, 1900-1940 / Charles McGovern ; Changing consumption regimes in Europe, 1930-1970 : comparative perspectives on the distribution problem / Victoria de Grazia -- Customer research as public relations : General Motors in the 1930's / Roland Marchand ; The New Deal state and the making of citizen consumers / Lizbeth Cohen ; Consumer spending as state project : yesterday's solutions and today's problems / George Lipsitz ; The emigré as celebrant of American consumer culture : George Katona and Ernest Dichter / Daniel Horowitz ; Dissolution of the "dictatorship over needs"? : consumer behavior and economic reform in East Germany in the 1960's / André Steiner -- pt. 2. Everyday life. World War I and the creation of desire for automobiles in Germany / Kurt Möser ; Gender, generation, and consumption in the United States : working-class families in the interwar period / Susan Price Benson ; Comparing apples and oranges : housewives and the politics of consumption in interwar Germany / Nancy Reagin ; "The convenience is out of this world" : the garbage disposer and American consumer culture / Susan Strasser ; Consumer culture in the GDR, or How the struggle for antimodernity was lost on the battleground of consumer culture / Ina Merkel ; Changes in consumption as social practice in West Germany during the 1950's / Michael Wildt ; Reshaping shopping environments : the competition between the City of Boston and its suburbs / Matthias Judt ; Toys, socialization, and the commodification of play / Stephen Kline ; The "syndrome of the 1950's" in Switzerland : cheap energy, mass consumption, and the environment / Christian Pfister ; Reflecting on ethnic imagery in the landscape of commerce, 1945-1975 / Fath Davis Ruffins -- pt. 3. History and theory. Modern subjectivity and consumer culture / James Livingston ; Consumption and consumer society : a contribution to the history of ideas / Ulrich Wyrwa ; Reconsidering abundance : a plea for ambiguity / Jackson Lears
Control code
CR9781139052634
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 477 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521622370
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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