Consumerism in Twentieth-Century Britain: The Search for a Historical Movement

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Consumerism in
Twentieth-Century Britain
The Search for a Historical Movement

Matthew Hilton

University of Birmingham

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Table of contents

  • Consumerism in Twentieth-Century Britain i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgements x
  • Abbreviations xii
  • Introduction: Luxury's Shadow 1
  • Part I - Necessity 25
  • 1: Socialism, Co-Operation, Free Trade and Fair Trade 27
  • 2: Revolutionary Shoppers 53
  • 3: The Right to Live 79
  • 4: The Price of Depression 108
  • 5: Austerity to Affluence 137
  • Part II - Affluence 165
  • 6: The New Consumer 167
  • 7: The Professionals 194
  • 8: Individualism Enshrined 219
  • 9: The Right to Shop 242
  • 10: The Duty of Citizens 268
  • 11: Affluence or Effluence 298
  • Conclusion: The Quantity or the Quality of Choice 329
  • Bibliography 344
  • Index 371
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