Consumerism in World History: The Global Transformation of Desire / Edition 2

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Renowned historian Peter Stearn presents an original and ground-breaking study on consumerism as both an international and historical phenomenon. The book is a fascinating exploration of the world in which we live, and is compulsive reading for the general reader and students alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415395861
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/7/2006
  • Series: Themes in World History Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter N. Stearns is Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University. His books include The Other Side of Western Civilization (5th edition, 1999), Childhood in World History (Routledge, 2005) and Gender in World History (2nd edition, Routledge, 2006).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Before Consumerism Part I: The Emergence of Consumerism in the West
Ch. 2 The Emergence of Consumerism
Ch. 3 The First Causes of Consumerism
Ch. 4 Consumerism Across the Atlantic: An Early Imitation
Ch. 5 The Explosion of Consumerism in Western Europe and the United States
Ch. 6 The Dark Side of Western Consumerism Part II: Consumerism in East Asia
Ch. 7 Russia
Ch. 8 Consumerism in East Asia
Ch. 9 Africa
Ch. 10 Consumerism in the Islamic Middle East Part III: Consumerism Toward the New Century
Ch. 11 Consumerism in the Contemporary World
Ch. 12 Conclusion: Who Wins - Consumerism or Consumers
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