The study of past society in terms of what it consumes rather than what it produces is - relatively speaking - a new development. The focus on consumption changes the whole emphasis and structure of historical enquiry. While human beings usually work within a single trade or industry as producers, as, say, farmers or industrial workers, as consumers they are active in many different markets or networks. And while history written from a production viewpoint has, by chance or design, largely been centred on the work of men, consumption history helps to restore women o the mainstream.
The history of consumption demands a wide range of skills. It calls upon the methods and techniques of many other disciplines, including archaeology, sociology, social and economic history, anthropology and art criticism. But it is not simply a melting-pot of techniques and skills, brought to bear on a past epoch. Its objectives amount to a new description of a past culture in its totality, as perceived through its patterns of consumption in goods and services.
Consumption and the World of Goods is the first of three volumes to examine history from this perspective, and is a unique collaboration between twenty-six leading subject specialists from Europe and North America. The outcome is a new interpretation of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, one that shapes a new historical landscape based on the consumption of goods and services.
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John Brewer is Professor of History at UCLA. Roy Porter is Senior Lecturer at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London.Review:
'Oustanding collection of essays ...' - The Observer ABC CIRC 551 475
'The papers reflect a marvellous diversity of methodological approaches and material content, .... a stimulating collection of papers, all of an extremely high standard, ...' - Patricia Fara British Jrnl for History of Science
'There is something for everybody in this big volume...' - The Times Literary Supplement
'This book deserves to be widely read,...' - Financial Times
'outstanding collection of essays.' - The Observer
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