Consumerism in Twentieth-Century Britain: The Search for a Historical Movement (BOK)

Matthew Hilton

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This book is the first comprehensive history of consumerism as an organised social and political movement. Matthew Hilton offers a groundbreaking account of consumer movements, ideologies and organisations in twentieth-century Britain. He argues that in organisations such as the Co-operative movement and the Consumers' Association individual concern with what and how we spend our wages led to forms of political engagement too often overlooked in existing accounts of twentieth-century history. He explores how the consumer and consumerism came to be regarded by many as a third force in society with the potential to free politics from the perceived stranglehold of the self-interested actions of employers and trade unions. Finally he recovers the visions of countless consumer activists who saw in consumption a genuine force for liberation for women, the working class and new social movements as well as a set of ideas often deliberately excluded from more established political organisations.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2003 Forfatter Matthew Hilton
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521538534
Antall sider 396 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,6cm
Vekt 629 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Social & cultural history, Economic history, Consumerism

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