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Author Hilton, Matthew.
Title Consumerism in twentieth-century Britain : the search for a historical movement / Matthew Hilton.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Author Hilton, Matthew.
Subject Consumerism (Economics) -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Consumerism (Economics) -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Consumerism (Economics) -- Political aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Consumers -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Consumer protection -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Add Title Consumerism in 20th century Britain
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 382 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-370) and index.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: luxury's shadow; Consumerism: cultural or political phenomenon?; Luxury's shadow; 1 Socialism, co-operation, Free Trade and fair trade: the politics of consumption in the nineteenth century; 2 Revolutionary shoppers: the Consumers' Council and scarcity in World War One; 3 The right to live: consumer 'ideology' in inter-war Britain; 4 The price of depression: consumer politics in inter-war Britain; 5 Austerity to affluence: the twilight of the politics of necessity.
Summary This is the first comprehensive history of consumerism as an organised social and political movement. It explores the history of consumer organisations in twentieth-century Britain and makes a major contribution to an expanding inter-disciplinary discussion of the role of consumption in modern society.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0511121644 (electronic bk.)
9780511121647 (electronic bk.)
0511063016 (electronic bk.)
9780511063015 (electronic bk.)
0511307780 (e-book)
9780511307782 (e-book)
9780511610097 (ebook)
0511610092 (ebook)
9780521831291 (hardback)
0521831296 (hardback)
0521831296 (Cloth)
052153853X (Paper)
OCLC # 252483867
Additional Format Print version: Hilton, Matthew. Consumerism in twentieth-century Britain. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003 (DLC) 2003048473

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