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The Resource The consuming temple : Jews, department stores, and the consumer revolution in Germany, 1880-1940, Paul Lerner

The consuming temple : Jews, department stores, and the consumer revolution in Germany, 1880-1940, Paul Lerner

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The consuming temple : Jews, department stores, and the consumer revolution in Germany, 1880-1940
Title
The consuming temple
Title remainder
Jews, department stores, and the consumer revolution in Germany, 1880-1940
Statement of responsibility
Paul Lerner
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Department stores in Germany, like their predecessors in France, Britain, and the United States, generated great excitement when they appeared at the end of the nineteenth century. Their sumptuous displays, abundant products, architectural innovations, and prodigious scale inspired widespread fascination and even awe; at the same time, however, many Germans also greeted the rise of the department store with considerable unease. In The Consuming Temple, Paul Lerner explores the complex German reaction to department stores and the widespread belief that they posed hidden dangers both to the individuals, especially women, who frequented them and to the nation as a whole. Drawing on fiction, political propaganda, commercial archives, visual culture, and economic writings, Lerner provides multiple perspectives on the department store, placing it in architectural, gender-historical, commercial, and psychiatric contexts. Noting that Jewish entrepreneurs founded most German department stores, he argues that Jews and "Jewishness" stood at the center of the consumer culture debate from the 1880s, when the stores first appeared, through the latter 1930s, when they were Aryanized by the Nazis. German responses to consumer culture and the Jewish question were deeply interwoven, and the Jewish department store, framed as an alternative and threatening secular temple, a shrine to commerce and greed, was held responsible for fundamental changes that transformed urban experience and challenged national traditions in Germany's turbulent twentieth century.--
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Lerner, Paul Frederick
Dewey number
339.47094309034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumer behavior
  • Department stores
  • Jews
  • Jews
Label
The consuming temple : Jews, department stores, and the consumer revolution in Germany, 1880-1940, Paul Lerner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Jerusalem's terrain: the department store and its discontents in imperial Germany -- Dream worlds in motion: circulation, cosmopolitanism, and the Jewish question -- Uncanny encounters: the Thief, the Shop Girl, and the Department Store King -- Beyond the consuming temple: Jewish dissimilation and consumer modernity in provincial Germany -- The consuming fire: fantasies of destruction in German politics and culture
Control code
FIEb17688851
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780801452864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (NhCcYBP) 2014033254
  • (OCoLC)889577475
Label
The consuming temple : Jews, department stores, and the consumer revolution in Germany, 1880-1940, Paul Lerner
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
Jerusalem's terrain: the department store and its discontents in imperial Germany -- Dream worlds in motion: circulation, cosmopolitanism, and the Jewish question -- Uncanny encounters: the Thief, the Shop Girl, and the Department Store King -- Beyond the consuming temple: Jewish dissimilation and consumer modernity in provincial Germany -- The consuming fire: fantasies of destruction in German politics and culture
Control code
FIEb17688851
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780801452864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (NhCcYBP) 2014033254
  • (OCoLC)889577475

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