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Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

David H. Walker

Abstract

At a time when the world is contemplating the depletion of non-renewable natural resources, the consumer society is increasingly being called into question. This is nowhere more acutely evident than in France, where since its beginnings in the nineteenth century, the consumer revolution, extending market forces into every area of social and private life, has been perceived as a challenge to core elements in French culture, such as traditional artisan crafts and small businesses serving local communities. Cultural historians and sociologists have charted the increasing commercialisation of ever ... More

Keywords: France, non-renewable resources, consumer society, consumer revolution, market forces, commercialism, narrative fiction, local communities, small businesses, artisan crafts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781846314872
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317156

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David H. Walker, author

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