Scenes of Parisian Modernity

Culture and Consumption in the Nineteenth Century

  • Authors
  • H. Hazel Hahn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. H. Hazel Hahn
      Pages 1-12
  3. 1815–1848

  4. 1848–1914

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. H. Hazel Hahn
      Pages 127-142
    3. H. Hazel Hahn
      Pages 161-181
    4. H. Hazel Hahn
      Pages 183-203
    5. H. Hazel Hahn
      Pages 219-220
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-289

About this book


Integrating the history of Paris with the history of consumption, the press, publicity, advertising and spectacle, this book traces the evolution of the urban core districts of consumption and explores elements of consumer culture such as the print media, publishing, retail techniques, tourism, city marketing, fashion, illustrated posters and Montmartre culture in the nineteenth century. Hahn emphasizes the tension between art and industry and between culture and commerce, a dynamic that significantly marked urban commercial modernity that spread new imaginary about consumption. She argues that Parisian consumer culture arose earlier than generally thought, and explores the intense commercialization Paris underwent.


advertising consumption culture discourse French poster

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-37942-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-10193-7
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