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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: Ancient Animals

Linda Kalof

Linda Kalof is Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University and author of Looking at Animals in Human History and editor of The Animals Reader: The Essential Classic and Contemporary Writings. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity Volume 1

Berg, 2007

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...When the earliest versions of the story of Gilgamesh were being written on clay tablets around 2100 bce, the role of animals in ancient human societies was critical, compelling, and pervasive. But the centrality of animals to human cultures...

The Exhibitionary Construction of the “Islamic Interior”

Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...A “flying carpet” straight out of the Arabian Nights will soon float over the Louvre’s collection of Islamic art, one of the most spectacular in the world . . .“Islamic art” became the subject of public displays only in the late nineteenth...

‘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...

The gardener and the chef: broadcasting celebrities – 1930s style

Maggie Andrews

Dr Maggie Andrews is Senior Lecturer in Popular and Modern History at Staffordshire University, UK with over twenty years of experience in teaching History, Cultural Studies and Media Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Domesticating the Airwaves : Broadcasting, Domesticity and Femininity

Continuum, 2012

Book Chapter

...Introducing Two Ambivalent Broadcasting Celebrities On 12 July 1937 the privileged few, who were both wealthy enough to afford a television set and lived close enough to Alexandra Palace to get a signal, were treated to a television...

Basque National Identities, Youth Culture and Gender in the 1960s

Consumption and Gender in Southern Europe Since the Long 1960s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Focusing on the cultural practices of young people in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa during the period referred to as the Long 1960s, this chapter sheds light on the role played by youth in the Basque cultural revival movement...

Leafing Through the 1980s in Portuguese Fashion Magazines

Consumption and Gender in Southern Europe Since the Long 1960s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...The chapter explores the emergence of popular European fashion magazines in Portugal during the 1980s. Through the analysis of Elle and Marie-Clare, as examples of consumerist and cultural products of the late 1980s, it analyses the way...

The Exotic Luncheons of the Société d’acclimatation

Lauren Janes

Lauren Janes is Assistant Professor of History at Hope College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Colonial Food in Interwar Paris : The Taste of Empire

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...On April 14, 1921, ninety-seven diners gathered for a grand luncheon banquet at the Buffet de la Gare de Lyon in Paris. The group consisted mostly of members of the Société d’acclimatation, including France’s leading zoologists...

Conclusion: The Afterlife of Fashion Victims

Alison Matthews David

Alison Matthews David is Associate Professor in the School of Fashion, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Victims : The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2015

Book Chapter

...I wish that I could conclude this book with a salutary tale about how modern medicine and science have solved all of the historical problems with fashion. But the truth is that we have exported most of them and created entirely new ones....

Social Functions: Audience Participation, Efficacious Entertainment

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Many thanks to Marissa Greenberg for her feedback on earlier drafts of this essay.In As You Like It, Jaques famously declares that ‘All the world’s a stage, / And all the men and women merely players; / They have their exits...