Consuming Subjects: British Women and Consumer Culture in the Eighteenth Century

Overview

-A smart, insightful, and timely account of the centrality of consumption in the eighteenth century, showing in a series of provocative readings of cultural materials how an association with consumption serves to constitute the modern female subject. -Laura Brown -author of

Ends of Empire: Women & Ideology

in Early EighteenthCentury English Literature

Read More Show Less ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $24.95   
  • Used (2) from $24.95   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$24.95
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(7753)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Like New
12-15-96 Hardcover FINE Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear and edgewear with a publisher's mark to one edge-Nice! 1 lbs.

Ships from: Harrisburg, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$158.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(37)

Condition: Good
Buy with Confidence. Excellent Customer Support. We ship from multiple US locations. No CD, DVD or Access Code Included.

Ships from: Fort Mill, SC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

-A smart, insightful, and timely account of the centrality of consumption in the eighteenth century, showing in a series of provocative readings of cultural materials how an association with consumption serves to constitute the modern female subject. -Laura Brown -author of

Ends of Empire: Women & Ideology

in Early EighteenthCentury English Literature

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Laura Brown
A smart, insightful, and timely account of the centrality of consumption in the eighteenth century, showing in a series of provocative readings of cultural materials how an association with consumption serves to constitute the modern female subject.
Booknews
Looks at the literary representation of women who were hungry for consumer products, how they were portrayed paradoxically as sometimes supremely disciplined and at other times disruptive and disorderly. Within the context of changes both in the meaning of consumption and in the ideological construction of the female subject, argues that society projected onto women both its fondest wishes for the transforming power of consumerism and its deepest anxieties about its corrupting influence. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231105781
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 12/5/1996
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace is Assistant Professor of English at Boston College. She is author of Their Fathers' Daughters: Hannah Moore, Maria Edgeworth, and Patriarchal Complicity, and coeditor, with Patricia Yaeger, of Refiguring the Father: New Feminist Readings of Patriarchy.

Columbia University Press

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
The Tea Table
Tea 19
Sugar 37
China 52
Shopping
Introduction: Commodities 73
Shops and Shoppers 79
Pornography 99
Business
Businesswomen 111
Prostitutes 129
Conclusion 145
Notes 159
Index 181
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)