Buying for the Home: Shopping for the Domestic from the Seventeenth Century to the Present

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Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface

List of Figure and Tables

List of Illustrations

Notes on the Contributors


Introduction: Between the Shop and the Home David Hussey Hussey, David Margaret Ponsonby Ponsonby, Margaret 1

Pt. 1 Retail Arenas and the 'Everyday'

1 Shopping at First Hand? Mistresses, Servants and Shopping for the Household in Early-Modern England Claire Walsh Walsh, Claire 13

2 'To Families Furnishing Kitchens': Domestic Utensils and their Use in the Eighteenth-Century Home Karin Dannehl Dannehl, Karin 27

3 Guns, Horses and Stylish Waistcoats? Male Consumer Activity and Domestic Shopping in Late-Eighteenth- and Early-Nineteenth-Century England David Hussey Hussey, David 47

Pt. 2 Shopping for Identities?

4 Liberty and Lifestyle: Shopping for Art and Luxury in Nineteenth-Century London Sonia Ashmore Ashmore, Sonia 73

5 'Artistic and Commercial' Japan: Modernity, Authenticity and Japanese Leather Paper Yasuko Suga Suga, Yasuko 91

Pt. 3 Fashioning the Domestic: Making and Re-Making the Home through Consumption

6 Desirable Commodity or Practical Necessity? The Sale and Consumption of Second-Hand Furniture, 1750-1900 Clive Edwards Edwards, Clive Margaret Ponsonby Ponsonby, Margaret 117

7 'A Pretty Custom' Updated: From 'Going to Housekeeping' to Bridal Showers in the United States, 1850s-1930s Shirley Teresa Wajda Wajda, Shirley Teresa 139

Pt. 4 Consumption for the Home as Cultural Practice

8 The Milkman always Rang Twice: The Effects of Changed Provisioning on Dutch Domestic Architecture Irene Cieraad Cieraad, Irene 163

9 From Ground Force to Garden-Making: How Ordinary Gardeners Consume Television LifestyleAesthetics Lisa Taylor Taylor, Lisa 183

10 Taking a Look at the Wild Side of DIY Home Decor Judy Attfield Attfield, Judy 199

Index 213

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