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作者 Liverant, Bettina, 1958-, author
書名 Buying happiness : the emergence of consumer consciousness in English Canada / Bettina Liverant
出版項 Vancouver, BC ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2018]
國際標準書號 9780774835138 (cloth)
9780774835152 (PDF)
9780774835169 (EPUB)
9780774835176 (Kindle)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  339.47097 L784    在架上    30550100647732
 人文社會聯圖  HC79.C6 L58 2018    在架上    30610020576450
說明 xi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-279) and index
The meaning is in the spending -- The promise of a more abundant life -- Culturing Canadian patriotism -- Moralizing the economy -- Charting the contours of modern society -- Regulating the consumer -- Buying happiness -- Academic encounters
"The idea of Canada as a consumer society was largely absent before 1890 but familiar by the mid-1960s. This change required more than rising incomes and greater impulses to buy; it involved the creation of new concepts. Buying Happiness explores the ways that key public thinkers represented, conceptualized, and institutionalized new ideas about consumption. Liverant's fresh approach connects the emergence and diffusion of these ideas with changes in political processes and social policy. As the figure of "the consumer" moved from the margins to the centre of social, cultural, and political analysis, the values and concepts associated with consumerism were woven into the Canadian social imagination"-- Provided by publisher
Issued also in electronic format
鏈接 Liverant, Bettina, 1958-, author. Buying happiness. Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2018. (CaOONL)20189008563
主題 Consumption (Economics) -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Consumers -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
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