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A History of Everyday Things

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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.

Synopsis:

Daniel Roche examines the birth of the consumer society via an examination of the history of everyday things.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Production and Consumption: 1. The natural framework and the human framework; 2. Towns, trade and inventions; 3. Ordinary consumption and luxury consumption; Part II. Ordinary Life: 4. Rural and urban housing; 5. Lighting and heating; 6. Water and its uses; 7. Furniture and objects; 8. Clothing and appearances; 9. Bread, wine, taste; Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521633291
Translator:
Roche, Daniel
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Translator:
Pearce, Brian
Author:
Roche, Daniel
Author:
Pearce, Brian
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Macroeconomics
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Bourbons, 1589-1789
Subject:
Consumption (Economics) -- History.
Subject:
Economics - Macroeconomics
Subject:
Consumer behavior--History
Subject:
World History-European History General
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.28x6.23x.96 in. 1.38 lbs.

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