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Knowing Consumers – Histories, Identities, Practices: An Introduction

Frank Trentmann

Frank Trentmann is Professor of Modern History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Director of the Cultures of Consumption research programme, co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Making of the Consumer : Knowledge, Power and Identity in the Modern World

Berg, 2006

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...Missing Person The consumer as an engine of wealth and representative of the public interest is an established figure in contemporary politics and discourse. Indeed, the consumer may have become all too familiar, exhorted to keep...

Introduction

Alexander Nützenadel

Alexander Nuetzenadel is Chair of European Economic and Social History at the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Frank Trentmann

Frank Trentmann is Professor of Modern History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Director of the Cultures of Consumption research programme, co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Globalization : Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World

Berg, 2008

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...Food and globalization are inseparable. Since ancient times long-distance trade has involved staple foods and luxury products such as wine, tea, coffee, rice, spices and dried fish. Securing greater access to food was a driving force behind...

Material Politics: An Introduction

Matthew Hilton

Matthew Hilton, University of Birmingham. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Daunton

Martin Daunton is a Professor of Economic History, at the University of Cambridge. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Consumption : Material Culture and Citizenship in Europe and America

Berg, 2001

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...Today, it is relatively easy for shoppers to extend their economic purchasing decisions into political acts or moral statements. Across western Europe and America, we as consumers have a range of options available to us. Rational...

Addressing the Consumer

The Making of the Consumer : Knowledge, Power and Identity in the Modern World

Berg, 2006

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...For further discussion and references, see B. Fine, The World of Consumption: The Cultural and Material Revisited (London, 2002). Thanks to Frank Trentmann and conference participants for comments on earlier drafts.Knowledge and identity...

From Paris to Shanghai: The Changing Geographies of Fashion’s World Cities

David Gilbert

David Gilbert is Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway University, London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion’s World Cities

Berg, 2006

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...At the opening of the Shanghai International Fashion Centre on 15 October 2000, the then mayor, Xu Kuangdi, pledged that one of the planning goals for the first decade of the twenty-first century was to build the city into the ‘world...

Food, Culture and Energy

Food and Globalization : Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World

Berg, 2008

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...I wish to consider here some of the ways that the globalization process throws into relief the role of culture, and that of energy, in the shaping of food systems. Food in society is a culturally inflected vehicle of symbolic meaning. So...

‘Two thirds of the wealth of this world’

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Byzantium and the Crusades (2nd ed., 2014) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Conspicuous prosperity was very much part of the Byzantine myth, for visitors to Constantinople were as much amazed by its opulence as they were by the relics and the churches. ‘Wealth like that of Constantinople’, wrote one, ‘is...

Postcolonial Paradoxes: The Cultural Economy of African Export Horticulture

Food and Globalization : Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World

Berg, 2008

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...Imagine a plane taking off in the middle of the night from a town seemingly in the middle of nowhere. The time was January 1994, the place Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, and the plane was full of premier-quality French beans, headed north...

The Allure of Difference: Selfridges, the Russian Ballet and the Tango

Mica Nava

Mica Nava is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at the University of East London, UK. She is a cultural historian of British modernity and everyday race difference. Her publications include Gender and Generation (1984); Changing Cultures: Feminism, Youth and Consumerism (1992); Modern Times: A Century of English Modernity (1996); Buy This Book: Studies in Advertising and Consumption (1997) and Visceral Cosmopolitanism: Gender Culture and the Normalisation of Difference (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Visceral Cosmopolitanism : Gender, Culture and the Normalisation of Difference

Berg, 2007

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...In the period before World War I, often considered the highpoint of modernity,For a discussion of how modernity has been theorised and periodised, see O’Shea (1996a). For its relation to women, consumption and the department store, see Nava...

Continuity: Authenticity and the Paradoxical Nature of Reproduction

Judy Attfield

Judith Attfield is Senior Lecturer in History and Design at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wild Things : The Material Culture of Everyday Life

Berg, 2000

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...if the differences between the genuine and the spurious be so light, why not collect the fake? The answer is why not providing that one knows the difference between the two [...] Inability to discern the difference between a real pearl...