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Consumerism in world history : the global transformation of desire

Author: Peter N Stearns
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2001.
Series: Themes in world history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The desire to acquire luxury goods and leisure services is a basic force in modern life. This second edition of Consumerism in World History draws on recent research and explores both the historical origins and world-wide appeal of this modern phenomenon.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stearns, Peter N.
Consumerism in world history.
New York : Routledge, 2001
(DLC) 00054875
(OCoLC)45668886
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter N Stearns
ISBN: 0203183231 9780203183236
OCLC Number: 49569937
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 147 pages).
Contents: Part, Part I The emergence of consumerism in the West --
chapter 1 Before consumerism --
chapter 2 The emergence of consumerism --
chapter 3 The first causes of consumerism --
chapter 4 Consumerism across the Atlantic --
An early imitation --
chapter 5 The explosion of consumerism in Western Europe and the United States --
chapter 6 The dark side of Western consumerism --
part, Part II Consumerism goes global --
chapter 7 Consumerism in Russia --
chapter 8 Consumerism in East Asia --
chapter 9 Consumerism in Africa --
chapter 10 Consumerism in the Islamic Middle East --
part, Part III Consumerism toward the new century --
chapter 11 Consumerism in the contemporary world --
chapter 12 Conclusion --
Who wins – Consumerism or consumers?.
Series Title: Themes in world history.
Responsibility: Peter H. Stearns.

Abstract:

The desire to acquire luxury goods and leisure services is a basic force in modern life. This second edition of Consumerism in World History draws on recent research and explores both the historical origins and world-wide appeal of this modern phenomenon.
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