A History of Everyday Things: The Birth of Consumption in France, 1600-1800

A History of Everyday Things: The Birth of Consumption in France, 1600-1800

by Daniel Roche
     
 

ISBN-10: 052163329X

ISBN-13: 9780521633291

Pub. Date: 11/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A History of Everyday Things is a pioneering essay by one of the world's leading cultural historians that sheds light on the origins of the consumer society, and thereby the birth of the modern world. Things that we regard as the everyday objects of consumption have not always been so: how, therefore, have people in the modern world become "prisoners of objects

Overview

A History of Everyday Things is a pioneering essay by one of the world's leading cultural historians that sheds light on the origins of the consumer society, and thereby the birth of the modern world. Things that we regard as the everyday objects of consumption have not always been so: how, therefore, have people in the modern world become "prisoners of objects," as Rousseau put it? Daniel Roche answers this fundamental question of historical anthropology, and imaginatively explores the origins of the daily furnishings of modern life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521633291
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Production and Consumption: 1. The natural framework and the human framework; 2. Towns, trade and inventions; 3. Ordinary consumption and luxury consumption; Part II. Ordinary Life: 4. Rural and urban housing; 5. Lighting and heating; 6. Water and its uses; 7. Furniture and objects; 8. Clothing and appearances; 9. Bread, wine, taste; Conclusion.

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