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Spaces of Consumption: Leisure and Shopping in the English Town, c.1680-1830

 
 
 
 
Spaces of Consumption: Leisure and Shopping in the English Town, c.1680-1830
Author: Jon Stobart - Andrew Hann - Victoria Morgan
ISBN 13: 9780415424561
ISBN 10: 415424569
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2007-08-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $45.95
 
 

Consumption is well established as a key theme in the study of the eighteenth century. Spaces of Consumption brings a new dimension to this subject by looking at it spatially.

Taking English towns as its scene, this inspiring new study focuses on moments of consumption – selecting and purchasing goods, attending plays, promenading – and explores the ways in which these were related together through the spaces of the town: the shop, the theatre and the street.

Using this fresh form of analysis, it has much to say about sociability, politeness and respectability in the eighteenth century.