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作者 Hodge, Christina J., author
書名 Consumerism and the emergence of the middle class in Colonial America / Christina J. Hodge
出版項 New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014
國際標準書號 9781107034396 (hardback)
1107034396 (hardback)
國際標準號碼 99959593480
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  HC104 H63 2014    在架上    30560400481492
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  HC104 H688 2014    在架上    30530001191881
說明 xxi, 247 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-240) and index
1. Introduction -- 2. Consuming contexts -- 3. Living spaces -- 4. At table -- 5. Keeping the shop -- 6. Legacies of the genteel revolution
"This interdisciplinary study presents compelling evidence for a revolutionary idea: that to understand the historical entrenchment of gentility in America, we must understand its creation among non-elite people: colonial middling sorts who laid the groundwork for the later American middle class. Focusing on the daily life of Widow Elizabeth Pratt, a shopkeeper from early eighteenth-century Newport, Rhode Island, Christina J. Hodge uses material remains as a means of reconstructing not only how Mrs Pratt lived, but also how these objects reflect shifting class and gender relationships in this period. Challenging the 'emulation thesis', a common assumption that wealthy elites led fashion and culture change while middling sorts only followed, Hodge shows how middling consumers were in fact discerning cultural leaders, adopting genteel material practices early and aggressively. By focusing on the rise and emergence of the middle class, this book brings new insights into the evolution of consumerism, class, and identity in colonial America"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Middle class -- United States -- Economic conditions -- 18th century
Consumer behavior -- United States -- History -- 18th century
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