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Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, From the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First

Frank Trentmann
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition
First U.S. edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780062456328, 0062456326
Summary
Looks at the history of the growth of consumerism, exposing the international nature of its expansion through the last six hundred years, and the challenges it poses to the planet.
Contents
  • Three cultures of consumption
  • The enlightenment of consumption
  • Imperium of things
  • Cities
  • The consumer revolution comes home
  • Age of ideologies
  • Inside affluence
  • Asia consumes
  • Buy now, pay later
  • Not so fast
  • From the cradle to the grave
  • Outside the marketplace
  • Home and away
  • Matters of the spirit
  • Throwaway society?.
Description
xvi, 862 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 693-799) and index.
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