6 edition of Consumer Society in American History found in the catalog.
by Cornell University Press
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||420|
Part I A. The Crisis: Consumerism, Conformity, and Uncritical Thinking 1. Consumeristic Society One recent study found that by age 16 the typical American will have seen almost six million ads.1 This translates into more than one ad per waking minute.2 Such unrelenting commercial bombardment is exerting a powerful e ect on American culture. A consumer society is one in which the entire society is organized around the consumption and display of commodities through which individuals gain prestige, identity, and standing.
How Humans Became 'Consumers': A History. lacquerware, and books. but there may be lessons that can be learned from that earlier history of the consumer. Books shelved as consumer-culture: A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America by Lizabeth Cohen, Land of Desire: Merchant.
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With contributions by Raymond Williams, Jean Baudrillard, Juliet B. Schor, Kim Moody, Jean-Christophe Agnew, and many others, plus the most comprehensive bibliographical essay ever produced on the historiography of American consumption, Consumer Society in American History will take its place as the definitive sourcebook for this emerging field/5(3).
This welcome volume offers the most comprehensive and incisive exploration of American consumer history to date. The first book on this topic to span the four centuries from the colonial era to the present, and the first to propose theoretical frameworks, the volume brings consumer society to the center of American history/5(32).
Consumer Society in American History: A Reader - Google Books. Consumption has often been called America's true national pastime. From the earliest European explorers trading with Native Americans to today's Internet shoppers, consumerism has driven American society.
Until recent years, however, consumerism has received little serious attention from historians and other welcome volume offers the most comprehensive and incisive exploration of American consumer history. LISA JACOBSON is Associate Professor of History at UC Santa Barbara.
She is the author of Raising Consumers: Children and Consumer Society in American History book American Mass Market in the Early Twentieth Century and has published articles and reviews in such journals as the Journal of Social History, Enterprise & Society, and Technology and by: 6.
"Consumption has often been called America's true national pastime. From the earliest European explorers trading with Native Americans to today's Internet shoppers, consumerism has driven American society. This volume offers the most comprehensive and incisive exploration of American consumer history to date.
Consumer History and American History - LAWRENCE B. GLICKMANPart I. Frameworks and Definitions1. Consumer - RAYMOND WILLIAMS2. Consuming Goods and the Good of Consuming - COLIN CAMPBELL3. Showing the cultural and institutional processes that have brought the notion of the 'consumer' to life, this book guides the reader on a comprehensive journey through the history of how we have come to understand ourselves as consumers in a consumer society and reveals the profound ambiguities and ambivalences inherent within.
Chapter The Consumer Society: The s Overview Unlike previous Americans, those in the s lived in a time when consumer values dominated the American economy and culture. The “good life” was defined in economic terms and the dynamic economy provided more leisure and Size: 23KB.
"[ American Consumer Society ] is a clearly written, well-illustrated exploration of American consumerism, attentive to the need to define terms and make cultural references appropriate for college students today.
This book draws on essential and revealing statistics and offers memorable stories to drive home themes/5(3). In fact, the American consumer was praised as a patriotic citizen in the s, contributing to the ultimate success of the American way of life.
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Glickman and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at ByAmerican businesses were spending almost $ million annually on advertising. Competitors offered “new and improved” models as frequently as possible in order to generate interest.
From toothpaste and mouthwash to books on entertaining guests, new goods were constantly offered. With contributions by Raymond Williams, Jean Baudrillard, Juliet B. Schor, Kim Moody, Jean-Christophe Agnew, and many others, plus the most comprehensive bibliographical essay ever produced on the historiography of American consumption, Consumer Society in American History will take its place as the definitive sourcebook for this emerging field/5(30).
During the s, the United States was the world’s strongest military power. Its economy was booming, and the fruits of this prosperity–new cars, suburban houses and other consumer goods. Originally published inthe book still makes a vital contribution to current debates on consumption.
Many of the themes which would make Baudrillard famous appear here for the first time. The book includes Baudrillard's most organized discussion of mass media culture, the meaning of leisure and anomie in affluent society/10(69). Buy Consumer Society in American History: A Reader by Lawrence B.
Glickman (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(3). The 20th century was a time of enormous changes in American life. The beginning of the 21st century seems a suitable time to look back over the past years and see how the United States has developed, for better and worse, during that period of its history.
Consumer Society in American History: A Reader. History: Reviews of New Books: Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. Author: Kathleen D. Toerpe. Jean Baudrillard's book The Consumer Society is a masterful contribution to contemporary sociology. It certainly has its place in the tradition which includes Durkheim's The Division of Labour in Society, Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class and David Riesman's The Lonely Crowd.
Consumption has often been called America's true national pastime. From the earliest European explorers trading with Native Americans to today's Internet shoppers, consumerism has driven American society.
Until recent years, however, consumerism has received little serious attention from historians and other scholars.T.The term ‘consumer society’, contrived after the Second World War, indicates that cultural and economic history, which have appeared since the late s, have been fundamental to the development of a new Vol.
VII - Historical Development of Consumer Societies - Roberta Sassatelli File Size: KB.The book, while certainly not one for the casual student of advertising and the consumer movement, outlines in detail the cultural history of American advertising and should fuel .