Publication
Title
Second-hand consumption as a way of life: public auctions in the surroundings of Alost in the late eighteenth century
Author
Abstract
This article seeks to place second-hand consumption, or the reuse of older objects, into the expanding historical literature on early modern consumer practices. It claims that the study of second-hand consumption remains a much neglected topic of historical interest. Farther empirical research of pre-industrial reuse habits is needed to examine essential problems and inconsistencies concerning consumers and their handling of older goods. On the basis of rarely used sources relating to public auctions in the countryside of the southern Netherlands, key questions regarding the current debate will be addressed. These questions concern the products that were handled, the actors involved, and how reuse was (or was not) affected by broader changes in society.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Continuity and change : a journal of social structure, law and demography in past societies. - Cambridge, 1986, currens
Publication
Cambridge : 2009
ISSN
0268-4160 [print]
1469-218X [online]
Volume/pages
24:2(2009), p. 275-305
ISI
000268349600003
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 05.06.2009
Last edited 16.09.2017
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