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A consumers' republic : the politics of mass consumption in postwar America, Lizabeth Cohen

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A consumers' republic : the politics of mass consumption in postwar America
Title
A consumers' republic
Title remainder
the politics of mass consumption in postwar America
Statement of responsibility
Lizabeth Cohen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this signal work of history, Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lizabeth Cohen shows how the pursuit of prosperity after World War II fueled our pervasive consumer mentality and transformed American life." "Trumpeted as a means to promote the general welfare, mass consumption quickly outgrew its economic objectives and became synonymous with patriotism, social equality, and the American Dream. Material goods came to embody the promise of America, and the power of consumers to purchase everything from vacuum cleaners to convertibles gave rise to the power of citizens to purchase political influence and effect social change. Yet despite undeniable successes and unprecedented affluence, mass consumption also fostered economic inequality and the fracturing of society along gender, class, and racial lines. In charting the complex legacy of our "Consumers' Republic" Lizabeth Cohen has written a bold, encompassing, and profoundly influential book."--
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Cohen, Lizabeth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumer behavior
  • United States
Label
A consumers' republic : the politics of mass consumption in postwar America, Lizabeth Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue -- Part I : Origins of the postwar consumers' republic -- Depression : rise of the citizen consumer ; War : citizen consumers do battle on the home front -- Part II : Birth of the consumers' republic -- Reconversion : the emergence of the consumers' republic ; Rebellion : forcing open the doors of public accommodations -- Part III : Landscape of mass consumption -- Residence : inequality in mass suburbia ; Commerce : reconfiguring community marketplaces -- Part IV : Political culture of mass consumption -- Culture : segmenting the mass ; Politics : purchasers politicized -- Epilogue
Control code
FIEb17784657
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books edition.
Extent
567 pages
Isbn
9780375707377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)54471431
Label
A consumers' republic : the politics of mass consumption in postwar America, Lizabeth Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue -- Part I : Origins of the postwar consumers' republic -- Depression : rise of the citizen consumer ; War : citizen consumers do battle on the home front -- Part II : Birth of the consumers' republic -- Reconversion : the emergence of the consumers' republic ; Rebellion : forcing open the doors of public accommodations -- Part III : Landscape of mass consumption -- Residence : inequality in mass suburbia ; Commerce : reconfiguring community marketplaces -- Part IV : Political culture of mass consumption -- Culture : segmenting the mass ; Politics : purchasers politicized -- Epilogue
Control code
FIEb17784657
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books edition.
Extent
567 pages
Isbn
9780375707377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)54471431

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