Consumers' Imperium: The Global Production of American Domesticity, 1865-1920 / Edition 1

Consumers' Imperium: The Global Production of American Domesticity, 1865-1920 / Edition 1

by Kristin L. Hoganson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807857939

ISBN-13: 9780807857939

Pub. Date: 06/25/2007

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Shifting attention from exports to imports, from production to consumption, and from men to women, Hoganson makes it clear that globalization did not just happen beyond America's shores, as a result of American military might and industrial power, but that it happened at home, thanks to imports, immigrants, geographical knowledge, and consumer preferences.

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Shifting attention from exports to imports, from production to consumption, and from men to women, Hoganson makes it clear that globalization did not just happen beyond America's shores, as a result of American military might and industrial power, but that it happened at home, thanks to imports, immigrants, geographical knowledge, and consumer preferences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807857939
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
06/25/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
952,138
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xi
Beyond Main Street: Imperial Nightmares and Gopher Prairie Yearnings     1
Cosmopolitan Domesticity, Imperial Accessories: Importing the American Dream     13
The Fashionable World: Imagined Communities of Dress     57
Entertaining Difference: Popular Geography in Various Guises     105
Girdling the Globe: The Fictive Travel Movement and the Rise of the Tourist Mentality     153
Immigrant Gifts, American Appropriations: Progressive Era Pluralism as Imperialist Nostalgia     209
Conclusion: The Global Production of American Domesticity     251
Appendix of Travel Clubs     257
Notes     279
Bibliography     341
Index     389

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