Carried Away


Publisher: Faber and Faber


Language: English | Number of Pages: 281 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0571193072 | Isbn-13: 9780571193073 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Hardcover , eBook

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Book Description

Asserting that a history of shopping has been, until recently, a history of women, Bowlby trains her eye on the evolution of the modern shopper. She examines the curious history of our ideas about women and consumption -- from the glamorous nineteenth-century department store to our own functionalist superstores, using a compelling blend of history, literary analysis, and cultural criticism to explore the rise of department stores and supermarkets in the United States, France, and Great Britain.