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Lecture 7

LECTURE 7 – COMMODITIES AND CONSUMERS

1. Theories of Consumption

  • Hedonism
  • Emulation – Simmel; McKendrick
  • Taste and Status – Bourdieu
  • Civility and Politeness – Norbert Elias
  • Industrious Revolution – Jan de Vries

2. Foreign Trade and Home Demand

Asian imports

Home demand

Foreign markets

3. Asian Luxuries and British Markets

  • Porcelain
  • Tea
  • Calicoes and Silks
  • Lacquer Ware

4. Middling Class Consumption

  • From Luxury to “Politeness”

5.. A British Product Revolution

  • Glassware and Ceramics
  • Cottons
  • Cutlery and Metal ornament
  • Furnishings
  • Ornament and Collectables

6. Advertising and Shopping

7. A Nation of Shoppers

  • British brands and Selling abroad