Download e-book for kindle: A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in by Lizabeth Cohen

By Lizabeth Cohen

ISBN-10: 0375407502

ISBN-13: 9780375407505

ISBN-10: 0375707379

ISBN-13: 9780375707377

during this sign paintings of historical past, Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lizabeth Cohen exhibits how the pursuit of prosperity after international warfare II fueled our pervasive buyer mentality and remodeled American life.

Trumpeted as a method to advertise the overall welfare, mass intake fast outgrew its monetary ambitions and have become synonymous with patriotism, social equality, and the yankee Dream. fabric items got here to embrace the promise of the US, and the ability of customers to buy every little thing from vacuum cleaners to convertibles gave upward push to the facility of electorate to buy political effect and influence social switch. but regardless of indisputable successes and extraordinary affluence, mass intake additionally fostered financial inequality and the fracturing of society alongside gender, classification, and racial traces. In charting the complicated legacy of our “Consumers’ Republic” Lizabeth Cohen has written a daring, encompassing, and profoundly influential book.

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