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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...

Where’s the Kitchen?

Sara Pennell

Sara Pennell is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Greenwich, UK. She is the co-editor, along with Michelle DiMeo, of Reading and Writing Recipe Books, 1550–1800 (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Birth of the English Kitchen, 1600–1850

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...As Molly Harrison, my precursor as a historian of the kitchen, remarked with a tinge of regret in her 1972 The Kitchen in History, ‘[g]reat events do not usually happen in kitchens’: as such it is very much the Cinderella of domestic...

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...
...Introduction There has never been any purely human space in world history—ever. This course explores the history of human ideas about and uses of animals, and important ways of interpreting that past in order to understand the lives...

Introduction

John Potvin

John Potvin is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Canada, where he teaches on the intersections of art, interior design and fashion. He is the author of Bachelors of a Different Sort: Queer Aesthetics, Material Culture and the Modern Interior in Britain (Manchester University Press, 2014), Giorgio Armani: Empire of the Senses (Ashgate, 2013) and Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding (Ashgate, 2008). He is also editor of The Places and Spaces of Fashion (Routledge, 2009) and co-editor of Material Cultures, 1740-1920: The Meanings and Pleasures of Collecting (Ashgate, 2010) and Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity (Ashgate, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In her book on Oriental fables and fictions, Ros Ballaster’s central claim is that “narratives move,” trafficked through various networks, patterns and modes of circulation across both time and space (2007). In many ways, these stories...

Introduction

John Potvin

John Potvin is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Canada, where he teaches on the intersections of art, interior design and fashion. He is the author of Bachelors of a Different Sort: Queer Aesthetics, Material Culture and the Modern Interior in Britain (Manchester University Press, 2014), Giorgio Armani: Empire of the Senses (Ashgate, 2013) and Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding (Ashgate, 2008). He is also editor of The Places and Spaces of Fashion (Routledge, 2009) and co-editor of Material Cultures, 1740-1920: The Meanings and Pleasures of Collecting (Ashgate, 2010) and Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity (Ashgate, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The problem for the photographer or writer visiting the Middle East, however, was not just to make an accurate picture of the East but to set up the East as a picture.From three-dimensional international world fairs and curated museum...

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...