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The Resource A destiny of choice? : new directions in American consumer history, edited by David Blanke and David Steigerwald

A destiny of choice? : new directions in American consumer history, edited by David Blanke and David Steigerwald

Label
A destiny of choice? : new directions in American consumer history
Title
A destiny of choice?
Title remainder
new directions in American consumer history
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Blanke and David Steigerwald
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the twentieth century, Americans thought of the United States as a land of opportunity and equality. To what extent and for whom this was true was, of course, a matter of debate, however especially during the Cold War, many Americans clung to the patriotic conviction that America was the land of the free. At the same time, another national ideal emerged that was far less contentious, that arguably came to subsume the ideals of freedom, opportunity, and equality, and that eventually embodied an unspoken consensus about what constitutes the good society in a postmodern setting. This was the ideal of choice, broadly understood as the proposition that the good society provides individuals with the power to shape the contours of their lives in ways that suit their personal interests, idiosyncrasies, and tastes. By the closing decades of the century, Americans were widely agreed that theirs was--or at least should be--the land of choice. In A Destiny of Choice? David Blanke and David Steigerwald bring together important scholarship on the tension between two leading interpretations of modern American consumer culture. That modern consumerism reflects the social, cultural, economic, and political changes that accompanied the country's transition from a local, producer economy dominated by limited choices and restricted credit to a national consumer marketplace based on the individual selection of mass-produced, mass-advertised, and mass-distributed goods. This debate is central to the economic difficulties seen in the United States today."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
339.4/70973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.C6
LC item number
D475 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Blanke, David
  • Steigerwald, David
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  • Consumers
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Consumers
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • United States
Label
A destiny of choice? : new directions in American consumer history, edited by David Blanke and David Steigerwald
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Choice as the American Ideal -- 2. The Imperial Politics of Globavore Consumption in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries -- 3. Emotions in the Marketplace -- 4. Inconspicuous Consumers in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands -- 5. Beyond the Producer/Consumer Divide -- 6. David Riesman on the Frontiers of Consumption -- 7. Aggravating Autos, Gyp Mechanics, and the Limits of Consumer Advocacy -- 8. Behold Their Mighty Hands -- 9. Moses and the Marketplace -- 10. Unraveling the Culture of War -- Concluding Thought
Control code
828423772
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 188 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780739172209
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828423772
Label
A destiny of choice? : new directions in American consumer history, edited by David Blanke and David Steigerwald
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Choice as the American Ideal -- 2. The Imperial Politics of Globavore Consumption in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries -- 3. Emotions in the Marketplace -- 4. Inconspicuous Consumers in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands -- 5. Beyond the Producer/Consumer Divide -- 6. David Riesman on the Frontiers of Consumption -- 7. Aggravating Autos, Gyp Mechanics, and the Limits of Consumer Advocacy -- 8. Behold Their Mighty Hands -- 9. Moses and the Marketplace -- 10. Unraveling the Culture of War -- Concluding Thought
Control code
828423772
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 188 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780739172209
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 446950
  • d887f0f6-01db-41b0-9a42-0a30fd5e3e08
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828423772

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