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Consumption and the World of Goods

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The study of a past society in terms of what it consumed rather than what it produced is a recent development. Under the direction of John Brewer, the Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies and the Clark Library at UCLA have created an international programme which analyses the material culture of the 17th and 18th centuries. Focusing on Britain and English-speaking Nort ...more
Paperback, 564 pages
Published November 4th 1994 by Routledge (first published March 10th 1993)
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Martine Bailey
Oct 06, 2013 Martine Bailey rated it liked it
I can’t say I’ve read every page of this 650 page doorstep but I have read the essays I’m interested in. The main attraction was Amanda Vickery’s ‘Women and the world of goods’ which was mildly disappointing as it seemed to me to cover very similar ground to The Gentleman’s Daughter, being largely about the same character, Elizabeth Shackleton, and her relationships with material objects. It was as ever a pleasure to re-read these accounts but I don’t think there was anything new.
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