Publication
Title
Languages of consumption in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
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Abstract
The articles in this special issue were written after an International Conference organised by the Universities of Basel and Antwerp in 2022. The conference’s aim was to foster our knowledge of the languages of consumption while using a broad range of sources, languages and regions. The workshop highlighted the importance of various consumption practices, historical actors and their experiences through a myriad of sources and discourses. These vastly differing sources, regions and periodizations between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries offer different perspectives and insights into how languages of consumption developed in a period crucial for expanding and transforming consumer practices. By prioritizing empirical evidence over theory and historiography, a ‘language of consumption’-approach has the merit to reassess the cultural values that are supposed to have accompanied critical consumer transitions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Language
English
Source (journal)
History of retailing & consumption. - Abingdon, 2015, currens
Publication
Abingdon : Taylor & Francis , 2023
ISSN
2373-518X [print]
2373-5171 [online]
DOI
10.1080/2373518X.2023.2277091
Volume/pages
(2023) , p. 1-10
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
Fashioning 'old and new'. Secondary markets, commodity value conventions and the dawn of consumer societies in Western Europe (18th-19th centuries)
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 11.12.2023
Last edited 13.12.2023
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