A Nation of Shopkeepers: Five Centuries of British Retailing

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John Benson, Laura Ugolini
I.B.Tauris, 2003 - Business & Economics - 269 pages
"A Nation of Shopkeepers" reflects research on retail history and cultures of consumption. The contributors challenge existing ideas about retail development, showing how, for example, large-scale retailers played a far lesser role in the development of the modern city that is generally thought, and how the success of department stores was determined less by "entrepreneurial" spirit and more by the unforseen consequences of legislation. With the growing interest in cultures of consumption, this book should be useful to specialists and students in retail history, human geography and social and cultural history.
 

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Contents

moral economic and political
26
Social meaning and social space in the shopping galleries
52
Men masculinities and menswear advertising c 18901914
80
Liverpool
106
Regional variations in the development of
127
Qty centre retailing in late nineteenth and early
155
Retail property ownership in Edwardian England
180
municipal improvements
206
Index
249
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John Benson is Professor of History at the University of Wolverhampton. Laura Ugolini is Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Wolverhampton.

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