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Consumerism in World History : Global Transformation of Desire (2ND 06 Edition)

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The desire to acquire luxury goods and leisure services is a basic force in modern life." Consumerism in World History" explores both the historical origins and world-wide appeal of this relatively modern phenomenon. By relating consumerism to other issues in world history, this book forces reassessment of our understanding of both consumerism and global history.<BR>This second edition of "Consumerism in World History" draws on recent research of the consumer experience in the West and Japan, while also examining societies less renowned for consumerism, such as Africa. Ever chapter has been updated and new features include: <BR>- A new chapter on Latin America<BR>- Russian and Chinese developments since the 1990s<BR>- the changes involved in trying to bolster consumerism as a response to recent international threats<BR>- examples of consumerist syncretism, as in efforts to blend beauty contests with traditional culture in Kerala.<BR>With updated suggested reading, the second edition of "Consumerism in World History" is essential reading for all students of world history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415395878
Author:
Stearns, Peter N.
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Consumption (economics)
Subject:
Economics - Macroeconomics
Subject:
Consumption (Economics) -- History.
Subject:
Economics - General
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Themes in World History
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
164
Dimensions:
9.20x6.30x.39 in. .61 lbs.

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