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Crime, gender, and consumer culture in nineteenth-century England / Tammy C. Whitlock.

Author/creator Whitlock, Tammy C., 1967-
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoAldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2005.
Description244 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Supplemental Content Table of contents
Series The history of retailing and consumption
History of retailing and consumption. ^A637217
Contents Ready money only : small shops and new retail methods -- Vanity fairs : the growth of bazaars and fancy fairs -- 'Mothers beware!' : fraud by the retailer -- The culture of fraud and the female consumer -- Shoplifting in early nineteenth-century England -- Mrs. McGregor's sealskin jacket : female frauds and the art of buying without paying -- Solving the problem of the criminal consumer : women and kleptomania.
Review "Focusing on retailing in nineteenth-century Britain, this book traces the expansion of commodity culture and a mass consumer orientated market, and explores the wider social and cultural implications this had for society. Using trial records, advertisements, newspaper reports, literature, and popular ballads, it analyses the rise, criticism, and entrenchment of consumerism by looking at retail changes around the period 1800-1880 and society's responses to them." "With its interdisciplinary approach drawing on social and economic history, gender studies, cultural studies and the history of crime, this study asks questions regarding the nature of consumer culture and how society reacts to the challenges this creates."--Jacket.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 227-235) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Whitlock, Tammy C., 1967- Crime, gender, and consumer culture in nineteenth-century England. Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2005
LCCN 2004016884
ISBN0754652076 (alk. paper)
ISBN9780754652076 (alk. paper)

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