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作者 Dawson, Michael, 1971- author
書名 Selling out or buying in? : debating consumerism in Vancouver and Victoria, 1945-1985 / Michael Dawson
出版項 Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2018]
©2018
國際標準書號 9781487502201
9781487521868
1487502206
1487521863
國際標準號碼 40028233179
book jacket
說明 xii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-208) and index
"Until the late 1950s residents of Vancouver and Victoria negotiated a shopping landscape that would be unrecognizable to today's consumers: most stores were closed for at least half the day on Wednesdays, prevented from opening during the evenings, and were banned from operating on Sundays. Since that decade, however, British Columbians, and Canadians generally, have made significant strides in gaining greater and easier access to consumer goods. Selling Out or Buying In? is the first work to illuminate the process by which consumers' access to goods and services was liberalized and deregulated in Canada in the second half of the twentieth century. Michael Dawson's engagingly written and detailed exploration of the debates amongst everyday citizens and politicians regarding the pros and cons of expanding shopping opportunities, challenges the assumption of inevitability surrounding Canada's emergence as a consumer society. The expansion of store hours was a highly contested and contingent development that pitted employees, owners and regulators against one another. Dawson's nuanced analysis of archival and newspaper sources reveals the strains that modern capitalism imparted upon the accepted and established rhythms of daily life."-- Provided by publisher
主題 Consumption (Economics) -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- History -- 20th century
Consumption (Economics) -- British Columbia -- Victoria -- History -- 20th century
Consumer behavior -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- History -- 20th century
Consumer behavior -- British Columbia -- Victoria -- History -- 20th century
Shopping -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- History -- 20th century
Shopping -- British Columbia -- Victoria -- History -- 20th century
Hours of labor -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- History -- 20th century
Hours of labor -- British Columbia -- Victoria -- History -- 20th century
Consumer behavior. fast (OCoLC)fst00876238
Consumption (Economics) fast (OCoLC)fst00876455
Hours of labor. fast (OCoLC)fst00961863
Shopping. fast (OCoLC)fst01116884
British Columbia -- Vancouver. fast (OCoLC)fst01211882
British Columbia -- Victoria. fast (OCoLC)fst01214700
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