Buying for the Home

Buying for the Home

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Buying for the Home examines how strategies of retailers were both arbitrated by, and negotiated through the actions and desires of the homemaker as a consumer in early-modern, modern and post-modern society. Drawing on a wide selection of interdisciplinary work from established scholars and new researchers, the volume is organised around four key themes: retail arenas and the everyday; identity and lifestyle; fashioning domestic space; and cultural practice. Through ten linked case studies, Buying for the Home forces us to consider the fractured space that existed between the world of goods and the middle- and working-class home.In the late nineteenth century, when Japonisme was prominent in western art and design and, as John MacKenzie has ... was stimulated by two foreign imports: tobacco, first imported in the sixteenth century, and Spanish leather introduced in anbsp;...

Title:Buying for the Home
Author:David E. Hussey, Margaret Ponsonby
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2008


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