Decoding Modern Consumer Societies

  • Hartmut Berghoff
  • Uwe Spiekermann

Part of the Worlds of Consumption book series (WC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Taking Stock and Forging Ahead: The Past and Future of Consumption History

  3. Consumption History Today

  4. Consumption and Historical Disciplines

  5. Case Studies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-287

About this book


Drawing on a wide range of studies of Europe, the United States, Asia, and Africa, the contributions gathered here consider how political history, business history, the history of science, cultural history, gender history, intellectual history, anthropology, and even environmental history can help us decode modern consumer societies.


anthropology commerce cultural history environment gender Germany history history of science intellectual history interaction politics society sustainability Trends

Editors and affiliations

  • Hartmut Berghoff
    • 1
  • Uwe Spiekermann
    • 1
  1. 1.German Historical InstituteUSA

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