Spaces of Consumption: Leisure and Shopping in the English Town, c.1680–1830

1st Edition

Jon Stobart, Andrew Hann, Victoria Morgan

Routledge
Published June 21, 2007
Reference - 256 Pages - 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415424561 - CAT# RU4569Z

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Summary

Consumption is well established as a key theme in the study of the eighteenth century. Spaces of Consumption brings a new dimension to this subject by looking at it spatially.

Taking English towns as its scene, this inspiring study focuses on moments of consumption – selecting and purchasing goods, attending plays, promenading – and explores the ways in which these were related together through the spaces of the town: the shop, the theatre and the street. Using this fresh form of analysis, it has much to say about sociability, politeness and respectability in the eighteenth century.

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