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The Culture of consumption : [electronic resource] critical essays in American history, 1880-1980 / edited by Richard Wightman Fox and T.J. Jackson Lears.

Contributor(s): Fox, Richard Wightman, 1945- | Lears, T. J. Jackson, 1947-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1983Edition: 1st ed.Description: xvii, 236 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 039451131X :; 9780394511313; 0394716116 (pbk.); 9780394716114 (pbk.).Subject(s): Consumption (Economics) -- United States -- History | Elite (Social sciences) -- United States -- History | Social values -- History | Consommation (Économie politique) -- États-Unis -- Histoire | Élite (Sciences sociales) -- États-Unis -- Histoire | Valeurs sociales -- Histoire | Consumptie | ReclameDDC classification: 339.4/7/0973 Other classification: 85.40 | 15.85 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
From salvation to self-realization: advertising and the therapeutic roots of the consumer culture, 1880-1930 / T.J. Jackson Lears -- The rhetoric of consumption: mass-market magazines and the demise of the gentle reader, 1880-1920 / Christopher P. Wilson -- The consuming vision of Henry James / Jean-Christophe Agnew -- Epitaph for middletown: Robert S. Lynd and the analysis of consumer culture / Richard Wightman Fox -- Politics as consumption: managing the modern American election / Robert Westbrook -- Selling the moon: the U.S. manned space program and the triumph of commodity scientism / Michael L. Smith.
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From salvation to self-realization: advertising and the therapeutic roots of the consumer culture, 1880-1930 / T.J. Jackson Lears -- The rhetoric of consumption: mass-market magazines and the demise of the gentle reader, 1880-1920 / Christopher P. Wilson -- The consuming vision of Henry James / Jean-Christophe Agnew -- Epitaph for middletown: Robert S. Lynd and the analysis of consumer culture / Richard Wightman Fox -- Politics as consumption: managing the modern American election / Robert Westbrook -- Selling the moon: the U.S. manned space program and the triumph of commodity scientism / Michael L. Smith.

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