Beyond Consumerism: New Historical Perspectives on Consumption

@article{Trentmann2004BeyondCN,
  title={Beyond Consumerism: New Historical Perspectives on Consumption},
  author={F. Trentmann},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={2004},
  volume={39},
  pages={373 - 401}
}
  • F. Trentmann
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary History
Consumer culture has moved to the centre of contemporary debates about society, identity and citizenship. This article cuts a critical, comparative pathway through the literature to point to new directions for historical work. Initially driving research, concepts like ‘consumer revolution’, ‘consumer society’ and ‘consumerism’ have become problematic analytical concepts for understanding the changing dynamics, practices and meanings of consumption. Historical research has lost touch with… Expand

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