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Title The Historical Consumer : Consumption and Everyday Life in Japan, 1850-2000.
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (345 pages)
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Subject Consumer behavior -- Japan -- History.
Consumption (Economics) -- Japan -- History.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; Note on Transliteration; 1 Introduction: Japan's Consumption History in Comparative Perspective; Part I Gender, the Household and Consumption; 2 The Role of Housework in Everyday Life: Another Aspect of Consumption in Modern Japan; 3 Like Bamboo Shoots after the Rain: The Growth of a Nation of Dressmakers and Consumers; 4 Building up Steam as Consumers: Women, Rice Cookers and the Consumption of Everyday Household Goods in Japan.
Part II Tradition, Modernity and the Growth of Consumption5 Japanese Modernisation and the Changing Everyday Life of the Consumer: Evidence from Household Accounts; 6 Sweetness and Empire: Sugar Consumption in Imperial Japan; 7 Kimono Fashion: The Consumer and the Growth of the Textile Industry in Pre-War Japan; 8 Reviving Tradition: Patients and the Shaping of Japan's Traditional Medicines Industry; Part III Spaces and Pathways of Consumption; 9 Getting on a Train: Railway Passengers and the Growth of Train Travel in Meiji Japan.
10 People and Post Offices: Consumption and Postal Services in Japan from the 1870s to the 1970s11 Mail-Order Retailing in Pre-War Japan: A Pathway of Consumption Before the Emergence of the Mass Market; 12 From Corporate Playground to Family Resort: Golf as Commodity in Post-War Japan; 13 History and the Study of Consumerism: A Historian of the West Looks to Japan; Index.
Summary This book explores the rise of consumerism and the expanding variety of goods available in Japan. Japan is placed within the comparative context of the 'consumer revolution' in Europe and North America, contributing to the analysis of the ways in which consumption and everyday life change in the course of economic development.
Other Author Hunter, Janet.
Other Title Print version: Francks, Penelope. Historical Consumer : Consumption and Everyday Life in Japan, 1850-2000. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2011 9780230273665