About the Author
Jan Logemann is a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. and director of the project "Transatlantic Perspectives: Europe in the Eyes of European Immigrants to the United States, 1930–1980." His work focuses on modern consumer societies and includes the forthcoming book, Trams or Tailfins: Public and Private Prosperity in Postwar West Germany and the United States.
Table of ContentsTowards a Global History of Credit in Modern Consumer Societies; J.Logemann PART I: LENDERS AND LENDING PRACTICES Selling Televisions on Credit: The Rise of Consumer Credit in Postwar France; I.Gaillard Moral or Modern Marketing? Sparkassen and Consumer Credit in West Germany; R.Belvederesi-Kochs Credit in a Nation of Savers: The Growth of Consumer Borrowing in Japan; A.Gordon PART II: BORROWERS AND CREDIT ACCESS The Business of Working-Class Credit: Subprime Markets in the United Kingdom since 1880; S.O'Connell American Women's Struggle to End Credit Discrimination in the Twentieth Century; L.Bowdish Virtually Creditworthy: Privacy, the Right to Information, and Consumer Credit Reporting in West Germany, 1950–1985; L.Frohman PART III: STATE REGULATION AND CREDIT POLICIES Banking on Consumer Credit: Explaining Patterns of Household Borrowing in the United States and France; G.Trumbull French Consumer Credit Policy in the 1950s and 1960s: From Opposition to Control; S.Effosse From Cradle to Bankruptcy? Credit Access and the American Welfare State; J.Logemann PART IV: CULTURES OF CREDIT Economic Agents and the Culture of Debt; S.Meyer Japan and the Western Model: An Economist's View of Cultures of Household Finance; C.Y.Horioka 'Ahead a Good Deal': Taking the Long View of Household Debt and Credit in American Life; L.Calder