The Archaeology of Wealth: Consumer Behavior in English America

The Archaeology of Wealth: Consumer Behavior in English America

by James Gibb
     
 

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James G. Gibb offers a unique study of 17th century English North American attitudes toward the acquisition and use of wealth. He analyzes domestic sites excavated in Maryland and Virginia to interpret patterns in the construction of household identities and places these patterns within the social and cultural context of the region. His work includes a new critical

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James G. Gibb offers a unique study of 17th century English North American attitudes toward the acquisition and use of wealth. He analyzes domestic sites excavated in Maryland and Virginia to interpret patterns in the construction of household identities and places these patterns within the social and cultural context of the region. His work includes a new critical approach that underscores the role of conscious individual action in history and the importance of material culture in the construction of identities.

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Uses period literature and a consumer behavior model to investigate the attitudes toward the acquisition and use of wealth among 17th-century English North Americans. Analyzes data from domestic archaeological sites in Maryland and Virginia, interpreting patterns in the construction of household identities and placing those within the social and cultural context of the region. The analysis draws on recent developments in contextual theory. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781461380085
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Series:
Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

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