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Consuming Subjects: British Women and Consumer Culture in the Eighteenth Century

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Consuming Subjects is an insightful exploration of the origin of the modern idea of women as shoppers. Kowaleski-Wallace considers the origins of current ideas about women and consumerism to call into question the "natural" link between women and the commodities they buy.

While previous scholars have posited the nineteenth-century department store and arcade as the crucial
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 26th 1997 by Columbia University Press (first published December 15th 1996)
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