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Product Description: “Empire of Things isn't just an insightful and surprisingly entertaining read, but a crucial one.”—NPR What we consume has become a central—perhaps the central—feature of modern life. Our economies live or die by spending, we increasingly define ourselves by our possessions, and this ever-richer lifestyle has had an extraordinary impact on our planet...read more

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9780062456328 | Harpercollins, March 29, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: “Empire of Things isn't just an insightful and surprisingly entertaining read, but a crucial one.

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Product Description: The study of past society in terms of what it consumes rather than what it produces is - relatively speaking - a new development. The focus on consumption changes the whole emphasis and structure of historical enquiry. While human beings usually work within a single trade or industry as producers, as, say, farmers or industrial workers, as consumers they are active in many different markets or networks...read more
By John Brewer (editor) and Roy Porter (editor)

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9781138130333 | Routledge, October 6, 2015, cover price $165.00 | About this edition: The study of past society in terms of what it consumes rather than what it produces is - relatively speaking - a new development.
9780415037129 | Routledge, February 1, 1993, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: Under the direction of Professor John Brewer, the Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies and the Clark Library at UCLA have created an ambitious international programme to analyse the material culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries through its patterns of consumption.

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9780415114783 | Reprint edition (Routledge, December 1, 1994), cover price $103.95 | About this edition: The study of past society in terms of what it consumes rather than what it produces is - relatively speaking - a new development.

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Product Description: In Globalization and the Colonial Origins of the Great Divergence Pim de Zwart examines the Dutch East India Company s intercontinental trade and its effects on living standards in various regions on the edges of the Indian Ocean in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries...read more

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9789004299658, titled "Globalization and the Colonial Origins of the Great Divergence: Intercontinental Trade and Living Standards in the Dutch East India Company’s Commercial Empire C. 1600-1800" | Brill Academic Pub, April 21, 2016, cover price $141.00 | About this edition: In Globalization and the Colonial Origins of the Great Divergence Pim de Zwart examines the Dutch East India Company s intercontinental trade and its effects on living standards in various regions on the edges of the Indian Ocean in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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Product Description: In times of economic crisis austerity becomes a rallying cry, but what does history tell us about its chances for success? Austerity is at the center of political debates today. Its defenders praise it as a panacea that will prepare the ground for future growth and stability...read more

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9780300203936 | Yale Univ Pr, March 25, 2014, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: In times of economic crisis austerity becomes a rallying cry, but what does history tell us about its chances for success?

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9780300212778 | Yale Univ Pr, May 12, 2015, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: In times of economic crisis austerity becomes a rallying cry, but what does history tell us about its chances for success?
9780395669068, titled "Insight Pocket Guides Southeast England" | Apa Productions, April 1, 1993, cover price $9.95 | also contains Insight Pocket Guides Southeast England | About this edition: Discusses the history and culture of southeastern England, outlines a series of itineraries in the region, and provides essential travel information

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Product Description: In A History of Global Consumption: 1500 – 1800, Ina Baghdiantz McCabe examines the history of consumption throughout the early modern period using a combination of chronological and thematic discussion, taking a comprehensive and wide-reaching view of a subject that has long been on the historical agenda...read more

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9780415507912 | Routledge, August 19, 2014, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: In A History of Global Consumption: 1500 – 1800, Ina Baghdiantz McCabe examines the history of consumption throughout the early modern period using a combination of chronological and thematic discussion, taking a comprehensive and wide-reaching view of a subject that has long been on the historical agenda.
9780327009757, titled "Occupational Safety and Health Handbook: An Employer Guide to Osha Laws, Regulations, and Practices" | Revised edition (Butterworth Legal Pub, August 1, 1999), cover price $115.00 | also contains Occupational Safety and Health Handbook: An Employer Guide to Osha Laws, Regulations, and Practices
9780327011354, titled "Employment in Ohio: A Guide to Employment Laws, Regulations, and Practices, Issue 3" | Lslf edition (Butterworth United States, March 1, 1999), cover price $95.00 | also contains Employment in Ohio: A Guide to Employment Laws, Regulations, and Practices, Issue 3

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9780415507929, titled "A History of Global Consumption 1500-1800: 1500-1800" | Routledge, August 19, 2014, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: In A History of Global Consumption: 1500 – 1800, Ina Baghdiantz McCabe examines the history of consumption throughout the early modern period using a combination of chronological and thematic discussion, taking a comprehensive and wide-reaching view of a subject that has long been on the historical agenda.

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Product Description: Drawing on a wide range of studies of Europe, the United States, Asia, and Africa, the contributions gathered here consider how political history, business history, the history of science, cultural history, gender history, intellectual history, anthropology, and even environmental history can help us decode modern consumer societies...read more

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9780230116627 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 15, 2011, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Drawing on a wide range of studies of Europe, the United States, Asia, and Africa, the contributions gathered here consider how political history, business history, the history of science, cultural history, gender history, intellectual history, anthropology, and even environmental history can help us decode modern consumer societies.

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Product Description: Mass consumption is a defining feature of modern American culture. During the 20th century, mass production, discretionary income, and modern advertising combined to create and fulfill demand for more products than ever before. From butchers and bakers to big-box retailers, the story of the buying and selling of goods tells the history of ourcities from a unique perspective...read more
By Steven M. Avella (editor)

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9780738525242 | Arcadia Pub, May 14, 2008, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Mass consumption is a defining feature of modern American culture.

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Product Description: In the long eighteenth century, new consumer aspirations combined with a new industrious behavior to fundamentally alter the material cultures of northwest Europe and North America. This "industrious revolution" is the context in which the economic acceleration associated with the Industrial Revolution took shape...read more

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9780521895026 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2008), cover price $99.99 | About this edition: In the long eighteenth century, new consumer aspirations combined with a new industrious behavior to fundamentally alter the material cultures of northwest Europe and North America.

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9780521719254 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, May 26, 2008), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: In the long eighteenth century, new consumer aspirations combined with a new industrious behavior to fundamentally alter the material cultures of northwest Europe and North America.

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Product Description: This second edition of Consumerism in World History draws on recent research of the consumer experience in the West and Japan, while also examining societies less renowned for consumerism, such as those in Africa. By relating consumerism to other issues in world history, this book forces reassessment of our understanding of both consumerism and global history...read more

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9780415395861 | 2 edition (Routledge, May 1, 2006), cover price $125.00 | About this edition: This second edition of Consumerism in World History draws on recent research of the consumer experience in the West and Japan, while also examining societies less renowned for consumerism, such as those in Africa.
9780415244084 | Routledge, July 1, 2001, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: The desire to acquire luxury goods and leisure services is a basic force in modern life.

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9780415395878 | 2 edition (Routledge, April 4, 2006), cover price $35.95 | About this edition: This second edition of Consumerism in World History draws on recent research of the consumer experience in the West and Japan, while also examining societies less renowned for consumerism, such as those in Africa.
9780415244091 | Routledge, July 1, 2001, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The desire to acquire luxury goods and leisure services is a basic force in modern life.

Miscellaneous:

9780203969885 | 2 new edition (Routledge, February 24, 2006), cover price $29.95
9780203183236 | Routledge, January 4, 2002, cover price $26.95

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Product Description: A follow-up to Grant McCracken’s groundbreaking Culture and Consumption, this new book trades the usual platitudes about the consumer society for a more detailed, exacting anthropological treatment. Each section of the book pairs a brief essay with an academic article...read more

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9780253345660 | Indiana Univ Pr, July 30, 2005, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: A follow-up to Grant McCracken’s groundbreaking Culture and Consumption, this new book trades the usual platitudes about the consumer society for a more detailed, exacting anthropological treatment.

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9780253217615 | Indiana Univ Pr, July 30, 2005, cover price $20.95 | About this edition: A follow-up to Grant McCracken’s groundbreaking Culture and Consumption, this new book trades the usual platitudes about the consumer society for a more detailed, exacting anthropological treatment.

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Traces the history of material acquisition and how it reflects culture, discussing the psychological factors that result in the human desire to acquire things, and noting how an increasing choice of goods over time has accompanied a growing sense of individual possibility. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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9780060185114 | 1 edition (Harpercollins, December 1, 2002), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Traces the history of material acquisition and how it reflects culture, discussing the psychological factors that result in the human desire to acquire things.

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9780060959838 | Reprint edition (Perennial, October 1, 2003), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Traces the history of material acquisition and how it reflects culture, discussing the psychological factors that result in the human desire to acquire things.

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Product Description: Consumption is widely regarded as one of the most important phenomena in contemporary society, but, till now, there has been very little analysis of how consumption patterns evolve, transform and proliferate. This revealing book provides an incisive treatment of consumption on a global scale from a cultural, philosophical and business perspective...read more

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9780415166805 | Routledge, May 1, 1998, cover price $235.00 | About this edition: Consumption is widely regarded as one of the most important phenomena in contemporary society, but, till now, there has been very little analysis of how consumption patterns evolve, transform and proliferate.

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9780415316200 | Routledge, August 1, 2003, cover price $73.95 | About this edition: Consumption is widely regarded as one of the most important phenomena in contemporary society, but, till now, there has been very little analysis of how consumption patterns evolve, transform and proliferate.

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Product Description: Asserting that a history of shopping was, until recently, a history of women, Rachel Bowlby trains her eye on the evolution of the modern shopper. She uses a compelling blend of history, literary analysis, and cultural criticism to explore the rise of department stores and supermarkets of the United States, France, and Great Britain...read more

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9780231122740 | Columbia Univ Pr, March 1, 2001, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Asserting that a history of shopping was, until recently, a history of women, Rachel Bowlby trains her eye on the evolution of the modern shopper.

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9780231122757 | Columbia Univ Pr, October 1, 2002, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Asserting that a history of shopping was, until recently, a history of women, Rachel Bowlby trains her eye on the evolution of the modern shopper.
9780571193073 | Gardners Books, November 6, 2000, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: The author presents the curious history of our ideas about shopping and female consumerism.

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Product Description: Consumption as a field of cultural studies overlaps with theories of postmodernism, the social construction of self, commodification in late capitalism, and the role of mass media in daily life. New forms of consumption such as those facilitated by cyberspace, themed environments, the commodification of sex, and the increasing role of leisure in society all play new and interesting roles in daily life that combine consumerism with the most contemporary social forms...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Mark Gottdiener (editor)

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9780847695690 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 1, 2000, cover price $113.00 | About this edition: Consumption as a field of cultural studies overlaps with theories of postmodernism, the social construction of self, commodification in late capitalism, and the role of mass media in daily life.

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9780847695706 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 1, 2000, cover price $49.00 | About this edition: Consumption as a field of cultural studies overlaps with theories of postmodernism, the social construction of self, commodification in late capitalism, and the role of mass media in daily life.

A History of Everyday Things is a pioneering essay by one of the world's leading cultural historians that sheds light on the origins of the consumer society, and thereby the birth of the modern world. Things that we regard as the everyday objects of consumption have not always been so: how, therefore, have people in the modern world become "prisoners of objects," as Rousseau put it? Daniel Roche answers this fundamental question of historical anthropology, and imaginatively explores the origins of the daily furnishings of modern life. (view table of contents)

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9780521633291 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 1, 2000, cover price $120.00

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9780521633598 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 1, 2000, cover price $54.99 | About this edition: A History of Everyday Things is a pioneering essay by one of the world's leading cultural historians that sheds light on the origins of the consumer society, and thereby the birth of the modern world.

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Product Description: A feature of the new consumer societies which has emerged in more recent years has been the growing economic and social importance of conspicuous consumption. Status-directed consumer demand, stimulated and promoted by the supply of products and services marketed as symbols of social identity and style, now represents a significant part of overall economic and commercial activity...read more

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9781858988337 | Edward Elgar Pub, June 1, 1999, cover price $134.00 | About this edition: A feature of the new consumer societies which has emerged in more recent years has been the growing economic and social importance of conspicuous consumption.

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Product Description: This book provides an introduction to the historical and theoretical foundations of consumerism. It then moves on to examine the experience of consumption in the areas of space and place, technology, fashion, `popular' music and sport...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780761952145 | Sage Pubns Ltd, August 31, 1998, cover price $157.00 | About this edition: This book provides an introduction to the historical and theoretical foundations of consumerism.

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9780761952152 | Sage Pubns Ltd, August 31, 1998, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: This book provides an introduction to the historical and theoretical foundations of consumerism.

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Product Description: This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the issues, concepts and theories through which people have tried to understand consumer culture throughout the modern period, and puts the current state of thinking into a broader context...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780745603032 | Polity Pr, May 1, 1997, cover price $82.95 | About this edition: This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the issues, concepts and theories through which people have tried to understand consumer culture throughout the modern period, and puts the current state of thinking into a broader context.

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9780745603049 | Polity Pr, July 1, 1997, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the issues, concepts and theories through which people have tried to understand consumer culture throughout the modern period, and puts the current state of thinking into a broader context.

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Product Description: Culture does not become 'culture' until it is consumed. This is the radical new interpretation of early modern social history presented in The Consumption of Culture 1600-1800.Leading specialists from North America and Europe explore topics such as the formation of a culture consuming public, the development of a literary canon, the role of consumption in the formation of the modern state, elite and popular forms of cultural consumption and the place of women as consumers of culture...read more
By Ann Bermingham (editor) and John Brewer (editor)

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9780415121354 | Routledge, October 1, 1995, cover price $265.00 | About this edition: Culture does not become "culture" until it is consumed.

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9780415159975 | Routledge, April 17, 1997, cover price $120.95 | About this edition: Culture does not become 'culture' until it is consumed.

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Product Description: This book compiles and integrates highly innovative work aimed at bridging the fields of anthropology and consumer behavior." ―Journal of Consumer Affairs... fascinating... ambitious and interesting... " ―Canadian Advertising Foundation Newsletter...read more

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9780253315267 | Indiana Univ Pr, April 1, 1988, cover price $35.00

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9780253206282 | Reprint edition (Indiana Univ Pr, January 1, 1991), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: This book compiles and integrates highly innovative work aimed at bridging the fields of anthropology and consumer behavior.

Product Description: These essays show that industrialisation and fast economic growth have changed not only the broad material environment, but have also had a very important impact on basic food consumption. The introductory chapter takes a theoretical view and tries to establish the interrelationship between economic forces and social habits...read more
By Henri Baudet (editor)

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9780709906469 | Routledge Kegan & Paul, September 1, 1982, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: These essays show that industrialisation and fast economic growth have changed not only the broad material environment, but have also had a very important impact on basic food consumption.

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