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The Resource Marianne in the market : envisioning consumer society in fin-de-siècle France, Lisa Tiersten

Marianne in the market : envisioning consumer society in fin-de-siècle France, Lisa Tiersten

Label
Marianne in the market : envisioning consumer society in fin-de-siècle France
Title
Marianne in the market
Title remainder
envisioning consumer society in fin-de-siècle France
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Tiersten
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Marianne in the Market traces debates about the woman consumer to examine the complex encounter between the market and the republic in nineteenth-century France. It explores how agents of capitalism - advertisers, department store managers, fashion journalists, and self-styled taste experts - addressed fears of consumerism through the forging of an aesthetics of the marketplace: a "marketplace modernism." In so doing, they constructed an image of the bourgeois woman as the solution to the problem of unrestrained, individualized, and irrational consumption. Commercial professionals used taste to civilize the market and to produce consumers who would preserve the French aesthetic patrimony. Tasteful consumption legitimized women's presence in the urban public and reconciled their roles as consumers with their domestic and civic responsibilities." "Marianne in the Market builds on a wide range of sources such as the feminine press, decorating handbooks, exposition reports, advertising materials, novels, and etiquette books. Lisa Tiersten draws on these materials to make the compelling argument that market professionals used the allure of aesthetically informed consumerism to promote new models of the female consumer and the market in keeping with republican ideals."--Jacket
  • "Marianne in the Market traces debates about the woman consumer to examine the complex encounter between the market and the republic in nineteenth-century France. It explores how agents of capitalism - advertisers, department store managers, fashion journalists, and self-styled taste experts - addressed fears of consumerism through the forging of an aesthetics of the marketplace: a "marketplace modernism." In so doing, they constructed an image of the bourgeois woman as the solution to the problem of unrestrained, individualized, and irrational consumption. Commercial professionals used taste to civilize the market and to produce consumers who would preserve the French aesthetic patrimony. Tasteful consumption legitimized women's presence in the urban public and reconciled their roles as consumers with their domestic and civic responsibilities." "Marianne in the Market builds on a wide range of sources such as the feminine press, decorating handbooks, exposition reports, advertising materials, novels, and etiquette books. Lisa Tiersten draws on these materials to make the compelling argument that market professionals used the allure of aesthetically informed consumerism to promote new models of the female consumer and the market in keeping with republican ideals."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tiersten, Lisa
Dewey number
339.4/7/0820944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC280.C6
LC item number
T54 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women consumers
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Middle class
  • Aesthetics, Modern
Label
Marianne in the market : envisioning consumer society in fin-de-siècle France, Lisa Tiersten
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Problem of the Marketplace
  • Marianne in the Department Store: Commercial Paris and the Civic Vision of the Republic
  • "The Mercantile Spirit of Our Epoch": The Aesthetic Crisis of the Republic
  • Civilizing Consumption
  • Being Bourgeois: The Rise of Aesthetic Individuality
  • Marketplace Modernism: Reinventing the Chic Parisienne
  • The Chic Interior: Marketplace Modernism in the Bourgeois Home
  • Consumer Citizenship and the Republicanization of the Market
Control code
45446273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780520225299
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00066629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Marianne in the market : envisioning consumer society in fin-de-siècle France, Lisa Tiersten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Problem of the Marketplace
  • Marianne in the Department Store: Commercial Paris and the Civic Vision of the Republic
  • "The Mercantile Spirit of Our Epoch": The Aesthetic Crisis of the Republic
  • Civilizing Consumption
  • Being Bourgeois: The Rise of Aesthetic Individuality
  • Marketplace Modernism: Reinventing the Chic Parisienne
  • The Chic Interior: Marketplace Modernism in the Bourgeois Home
  • Consumer Citizenship and the Republicanization of the Market
Control code
45446273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780520225299
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00066629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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