American Consumer Society, 1865 - 2005

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American Consumer Society, 1865 - 2005
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Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
01-12-2008
Sprog:
Engelsk
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This startlingly original and highly readable volume adds a new richness and depth to an element of U.S. history that is all too often taken for granted. Regina Lee Blaszczyk examines the emergence of consumerism in the Victorian era, and, in tracing its evolution over the next 140 years, shows how the emergence of a mass market was followed by its fragmentation. Niche marketing focused on successive waves of new consumers as each made its presence known: Irish immigrants, urban African Americans, teenagers, computer geeks, and soccer moms, to name but a few. Blaszczyk demonstrates that middle-class consumerism is an intrinsic part of American identity, but exactly how consumerism reflected that identity changed over time. Initially driven to imitate those who had already achieved success, Americans eventually began to use their purchases to express themselves. This led to a fundamental change in American culture one in which the American reverence for things was replaced by a passion for experiences.New Millennium families no longer treasured exquisite china or dress in fine clothes, but they'll spare no expense on being able to make phone calls, retrieve emails, watch ESPN, or visit websites at any place, any time. Victorian mothers just would not understand.

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Udgivelsesdato:
01-12-2008
ISBN13:
9780882952642
Vægt:
470 g
Dybde:
21 mm
Bredde:
138 mm
Højde:
203 mm
Format:
Paperback
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    Examines the emergence of consumerism in the Victorian era. This book also shows how the emergence of a mass market was followed by its fragmentation. It demonstrates that middle-class consumerism is an intrinsic part of American identity, but exactly how consumerism reflected that identity changed over time.

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