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Wanting and having: Popular politics and liberal consumerism in England, 1830-70

Gurney, PJ (2015) Wanting and having: Popular politics and liberal consumerism in England, 1830-70. Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-0-7190-9145-2

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Abstract

Nineteenth-century England witnessed the birth of capitalist consumerism. Early department stores, shopping arcades and provision shops of all kinds proliferated from the start of the Victorian period, testimony to greater diffusion of consumer goods. However, while the better off enjoyed having more material things, masses of the population were wanting even the basic necessities of life during the 'Hungry Forties' and well beyond. Based on a wealth of contemporary evidence and adopting an interdisciplinary approach, Wanting and having focuses particularly on the making of the working-class consumer in order to shed new light on key areas of major historical interest, including Chartism, the Anti-Corn Law League, the New Poor Law, popular liberalism and humanitarianism.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > History, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2014 12:56
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/9890

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