Japanese Consumer An Alternative Economic History of Modern Japan

ISBN-10: 0521699320

ISBN-13: 9780521699327

Edition: 2009

Authors: Penelope Francks

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List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of tables
Notes on the text
Japan and the history of consumption
Shopping in the city: urban life and the emergence of the consumer in Tokugawa Japan
The great cities as centres of consumption
Consumption and everyday life in the cities
Goods, the state and society
Country gentlemen, ordinary consumption and the development of the rural economy
The rural elite and consumption
Everyday consumption in the countryside
Consumption and 'rural-centred' economic growth
Civilising goods': consumption in the industrialising world
Newspapers, trains and electricity: the birth of the modern infrastructure of consumption
'Civilising grain': food and drink in the emerging urban industrial world
Clothes and household goods: fashion, novelty and changing tradition
Consumer goods and the path of economic development
Living with modernity: the emerging consumer of the inter-war years
Cities, suburbs and shopping
Everyday life in the modern world
Attitudes to modern consumption
The electrical household: consumption, and the economic miracle
From war and occupation to economic miracle: state, society and mass consumption
Consuming the bright life
Consuming and saving: the individual and society
New tribes and nostalgia: consumption in the late twentieth century and beyond
Shopping in the city, late twentieth-century style
Consumption in practice in the post-miracle years
The ambivalent consumer
The Japanese consumer past and present
Statistical appendix
List of references
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