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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 165–191.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Amanda Vickery Religion and the Georgian world of goods are rarely discussed in tandem. The modern history of consumerism is secular in conceptualization. The booming literature on the Georgian world of goods has engaged only glancingly with religious ideas. A series of prejudices about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 201–213.
Published: 01 April 2001
... was not restricted to the upper classes.5 In addition to expense, there was also that increased emphasis on fashion and consumerism of which Neil McKendrick and other commentators have written.6 In Richardson’s novels, always rich in telling detail, these signs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 114–117.
Published: 01 September 2015
... brief allu- sions to the “dark side of consumerism,” there is little mention of some impor- tant components of consumer culture: industrialization, slavery, and imperial markets are referred to only briefly, or are buried in euphemistic language, as in “Britain became wealthy through trade” (55...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 January 2001
... in London, 1770–1840 (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2000). Pp. xiv + 278. $59.95. ISBN 0-521-56376-3 Morton, Timothy. The Poetics of Spice: Romantic Consumerism and the Exotic (Cam- bridge: Cambridge Univ., 2000). Pp. xiii + 282. $59.95. ISBN 0-521-77146-3...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 118–124.
Published: 01 September 2014
... copies of an edition, but it no longer needs to provide us with a stand-in for the textual object. What was once the funnel function of bibliography has been inverted into a pyramid. This structural inversion may indeed be the result of a so-called “consumerization of scholarship,” since pow...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 21–68.
Published: 01 January 2004
... consumer culture to which that burgeoning commercialism gave rise, and all point to one of the paradoxes of an emerg- ing consumerism. Even as the increasing availability of novel consumer goods (like “live” teeth) and an accelerating division of labor— exemplified by the appearance of a dental...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 137–144.
Published: 01 September 2014
... restricted and had no specific Habermassian public sphere of its own. In tracing the itinerary of coffee from plantation to palate, EE displays a truly dazzling network of aliment, monarchic power, contemporary business men- tality, and consumerism. With competition stiffening among colonial pow- ers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 105–113.
Published: 01 September 2010
... identity to counter prevailing criticisms of their shallow consumerism. These analyses still have considerable cache: all four of the books under review here cite them. In the meantime, however, British and European his- torians such as Craig Muldrew, John Brewer, Francois Braudel, and Giovanni...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 2010
... for building English nationhood and for exploiting and strengthening a “burgeoning consumer culture.” Simply put, for Douglas, “The logic of these texts is the logic of consumerism” (153). The former, Flint’s essay, similarly examines the genre as representing 118 Eighteenth-Century Life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 January 2011
... as a charlatan, see Lydia Syson, Doctor of Love: Dr. James Graham and His Celestial Bed (London: Aula Books, 2008). 1 5. Michael Lynn, “Consumerism and the Rise of Balloons in Europe at the End of the Eighteenth Century,” Science in Context 21 (2008): 73 – 98; the quotation is from 79. 16...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and English Collectors: Cook’s Voyages and the Objects of the Museum,” in Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context: From Consumerism to Celebrity Culture, ed. Ileana Baird and Christina Ionescu (Farnham: Ashgate, . Margaret Anne Doody, Frances Burney: The Life in the Works...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 47–90.
Published: 01 April 2005
... swelled to some 850 strong by 1760 becomes a kind of natural accumula- tion arising from emulative consumerism.11 If the French rise of the wig is typically attributed to the court’s imitation of royal sartorial choices, in England wigs are given a continental pedigree, having crossed the chan- nel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2002
... that promotes itself as a model for understanding: representation by a poet is superior to cosmetic self-fashioning. Gauden’s argument that cosmetics allow women to be self-determin- ing agents is, of course, marked with pitfalls. Consumerism, for example...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 74–97.
Published: 01 April 2006
... more republican than absolutist. Beginning at midcentury, pyrotechnicians began creating smaller, more aff ordable dis- plays for paying audiences, perhaps as a means of improving their profi ts and taking advantage of the growth in consumerism occurring at about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 January 2003
... susceptibility to one’s own feelings and the feelings of others with the power to preserve human- ity in the face of secularization, industrialization, and consumerism.7 The relationship between emotion and morality preoccupied the era of sensi- bility and is markedly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Forms of Natural History, ed. Noah Heringman (Albany: SUNY, 2003), 139–71. On Darwin and imperialism more generally, see Timothy Morton, The Poetics of Spice: Romantic Consumerism and the Exotic (New York: Cambridge Univ., 2000); Tim Fulford, Debbie Lee, and Peter Kitson, Literature, Science...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 44–75.
Published: 01 September 2005
... edn. (Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1997); and Luxury Trades and Consumerism in Ancien Régime Paris: Studies in the History of the Skilled Workforce, ed. Robert Fox and Anthony Turner (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998). 44. Matthieu Marraud, in La noblesse de Paris au XVIIIe siècle (Paris: Editions du...