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The Resource Global trade and the transformation of consumer cultures : the material world remade, c. 1500-1820, Beverly Lemire, University of Alberta

Global trade and the transformation of consumer cultures : the material world remade, c. 1500-1820, Beverly Lemire, University of Alberta

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Global trade and the transformation of consumer cultures : the material world remade, c. 1500-1820
Title
Global trade and the transformation of consumer cultures
Title remainder
the material world remade, c. 1500-1820
Statement of responsibility
Beverly Lemire, University of Alberta
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The oceanic explorations of the 1490s led to countless material innovations worldwide and caused profound ruptures. Beverly Lemire explores the rise of key commodities across the globe, and charts how cosmopolitan consumption emerged as the most distinctive feature of material life after 1500 as people and things became ever more entangled. She shows how wider populations gained access to more new goods than ever before and, through industrious labour and smuggling, acquired goods that heightened comfort, redefined leisure and widened access to fashion. Consumption systems shaped by race and occupation also emerged. Lemire reveals how material cosmopolitanism flourished not simply in great port cities like Lima, Istanbul or Canton, but increasingly in rural settlements and coastal enclaves. The book uncovers the social, economic and cultural forces shaping consumer behaviour, as well as the ways in which consumer goods shaped and defined empires and communities
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1950-
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Lemire, Beverly
Dewey number
306.309/03
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
New approaches to economic and social history
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  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Commerce
  • International trade
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Global trade and the transformation of consumer cultures : the material world remade, c. 1500-1820, Beverly Lemire, University of Alberta
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Contents
Early globalization, rising cosmopolitanism and a new world of goods -- Fabric and furs: a new framework of global consumption -- Dressing world peoples: regulation and cosmopolitan desire -- Smuggling, wrecking and scavenging: or, the informal pathways to consumption -- Tobacco and the politics of consumption -- Stitching the global: contact, connection and translation in needlework arts through the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries -- Conclusion: realizing cosmopolitan material culture
Control code
CR9780511978814
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511978814
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9780511978814
Label
Global trade and the transformation of consumer cultures : the material world remade, c. 1500-1820, Beverly Lemire, University of Alberta
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Jan 2018)
Contents
Early globalization, rising cosmopolitanism and a new world of goods -- Fabric and furs: a new framework of global consumption -- Dressing world peoples: regulation and cosmopolitan desire -- Smuggling, wrecking and scavenging: or, the informal pathways to consumption -- Tobacco and the politics of consumption -- Stitching the global: contact, connection and translation in needlework arts through the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries -- Conclusion: realizing cosmopolitan material culture
Control code
CR9780511978814
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511978814
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9780511978814

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