Chapter 20. Consumption

  1. Stephen J. Whitfield
  1. Charles McGovern

Published Online: 10 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470998533.ch20

A Companion to 20th-Century America

A Companion to 20th-Century America

How to Cite

McGovern, C. (2007) Consumption, in A Companion to 20th-Century America (ed S. J. Whitfield), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470998533.ch20

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631211006

Online ISBN: 9780470998533

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Keywords:

  • consumer society;
  • commodity production;
  • traditions;
  • consumer goods;
  • economic growth

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Origins of Consumer Culture, 1880–1930

  • Making Consumers

  • The Realization of a Consumer Culture

  • From Work to Leisure

  • From Depression and War to Prosperity, 1930–1970

  • Challenge and Response

  • An Affluent Society

  • An Age of Ambivalence

  • Buyers’ Remorse

  • Conclusion: Attention Shoppers