Carried Away: The Invention of Modern Shopping

Carried Away: The Invention of Modern Shopping

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Asserting that a history of shopping was, until recently, a history of women, Rachel Bowlby trains her eye on the evolution of the modern shopper. She uses a compelling blend of history, literary analysis, and cultural criticism to explore the rise of department stores and supermarkets of the United States, France, and Great Britain.

Bowlby recalls the fascinating early days of these institutions. In the mid-nineteenth century, when department stores first developed,… (more)


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Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 05, 2001)

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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