Chapter 9. Consumer Culture: Getting and Spending in the Romantic Age

  1. Jon Klancher
  1. Nicholas Mason Associate Professor

Published Online: 7 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308563.ch9

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

How to Cite

Mason, N. (2009) Consumer Culture: Getting and Spending in the Romantic Age, in A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age (ed J. Klancher), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308563.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Author Information

  1. Brigham Young University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631233558

Online ISBN: 9781444308563

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Keywords:

  • consumer culture - getting and spending in Romantic Age;
  • historical consumerism - new views;
  • consumerism and Romantic poems;
  • labeling Austen - as historian of any sort and raising eyebrows in many quarters;
  • Austen's critical awareness of symbolic capital attached to goods;
  • In Emma – Austen, astute observer of increasingly complex and intrusive consumer society

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • New Views of Historical Consumerism

  • Consumerism and Romantic Poems

  • Jane Austen as Chronicler of Consumerism

  • References and Further Reading