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The Historical Consumer

Consumption and Everyday Life in Japan, 1850-2000

Authors: Francks, Penny

Editors: Hunter, J. (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

PENELOPE FRANCKS Honorary Lecturer in Japanese Studies, University of Leeds; Research Associate, SOAS, London, UK TOMOKO FUTYAMA JSPS Fellow ANDREW GORDON Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University, USA JANET HUNTER Saji Professor of Economic History, London School of Economics, UK BARAK KUSHNER Lecturer in Modern Japanese History, Faculty of Middle Eastern and Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, UK BEVERLY LEMIRE Professor & Henry Marshall Tory Chair, Department of History & Classics and Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta, Canada ANGUS LOCKYER Lecturer in the History of Japan, Department of History, SOAS, London, UK HELEN MACNAUGHTAN Lecturer in International Business & Management (Japan), Department of Financial & Management Studies, SOAS, London, UK ISAMU MITSUZONO JSPS Fellow, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo, Japan NAOFUMI NAKAMURA Associate Professor of Business History, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, Japan SATORU NAKANISHI Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Nagoya University, Japan MASAYUKI TANIMOTO Professor of Economic History, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo, Japan MAKI UMEMURA Sasakawa Lecturer in Japanese Studies, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Japan’s Consumption History in Comparative Perspective

    Francks, Penelope (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • The Role of Housework in Everyday Life: Another Aspect of Consumption in Modern Japan

    Tanimoto, Masayuki

    Pages 27-55

  • Like Bamboo Shoots after the Rain: The Growth of a Nation of Dressmakers and Consumers

    Gordon, Andrew

    Pages 56-78

  • Building up Steam as Consumers: Women, Rice Cookers and the Consumption of Everyday Household Goods in Japan

    Macnaughtan, Helen

    Pages 79-104

  • Japanese Modernisation and the Changing Everyday Life of the Consumer: Evidence from Household Accounts

    Nakanishi, Satoru (et al.)

    Pages 107-126

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Historical Consumer
Book Subtitle
Consumption and Everyday Life in Japan, 1850-2000
Authors
Editors
  • J. Hunter
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-36734-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230367340
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27366-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32413-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 329
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