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The Resource Consumer chronicles : cultures of consumption in modern French literature, David H. Walker

Consumer chronicles : cultures of consumption in modern French literature, David H. Walker

Label
Consumer chronicles : cultures of consumption in modern French literature
Title
Consumer chronicles
Title remainder
cultures of consumption in modern French literature
Statement of responsibility
David H. Walker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At a time when the world is contemplating the depletion of non-renewable natural resources, the consumer society is increasingly being called into question. This is nowhere more acutely evident than in France, where since its beginnings in the nineteenth century, the consumer revolution, extending market forces into every area of social and private life, has been perceived as a challenge to core elements in French culture, such as traditional artisan crafts and small businesses serving local communities. Cultural historians and sociologists have charted the increasing commercialisation of everyday life over the twentieth century, but few have paid systematic attention to the crucial testimony provided by the authors of narrative fiction. Consumer Chronicles rectifies this omission by means of close readings of a series of novels, selected for their authentic portrayal of consumer behaviour, and analysed in relation to their social, cultural and historical contexts. Walker's study, offering an imaginative interdisciplinary panorama covering the impact of affluence on French shoppers, shopkeepers and society, provides telling new insights into the history and characteristics of the consumer mentality
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, David H.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary French and francophone cultures
Series volume
v. 19
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  • French literature
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumer behavior
  • Consumer behavior
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • French literature
  • France
  • Französisch
  • Literatur
  • Verbraucherverhalten
  • Literatur
  • Verbraucherverhalten
  • Wirtschaftliche Lage
  • Französisch
Label
Consumer chronicles : cultures of consumption in modern French literature, David H. Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; I. WAITING FOR THE CONSUMER SOCIETY; II. ECONOMIES OF CONSUMPTION (1); III. SMALL SHOPS; IV. BIG STORES; V. ECONOMIES OF CONSUMPTION (2); VI. REFLECTIONS ON THE CONSUMER SOCIETY; Conclusion: A Good Buy?; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn732956432
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781386354
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5p6ktx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732956432
Label
Consumer chronicles : cultures of consumption in modern French literature, David H. Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; I. WAITING FOR THE CONSUMER SOCIETY; II. ECONOMIES OF CONSUMPTION (1); III. SMALL SHOPS; IV. BIG STORES; V. ECONOMIES OF CONSUMPTION (2); VI. REFLECTIONS ON THE CONSUMER SOCIETY; Conclusion: A Good Buy?; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn732956432
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781386354
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5p6ktx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732956432

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