Shopping for Pleasure Women in the Making of London's West End

ISBN-10: 0691044767

ISBN-13: 9780691044767

Edition: 1999

Authors: Erika Diane Rappaport

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Moving beyond questions of whether shopping promoted or limited women's freedom, this volume reconstructs London's Victorian and Edwardian West End as an entertainment and retail centre.
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/9/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: "To Walk Alone in London"
"The Halls of Temptation": The Universal Provider and the Pleasures of Suburbia
"Young London": The Making of a Suburban Shopping Center
The Spectacular Universal Provider
"When Ladies Go 'Shopping'"
"Our Local Regent Street"
The Trials of Consumption: Marriage, Law, and Women's Credit
Credit: "The Shopkeeper's Temptation"
The Wife's Authority and Husband's Liability
Consumption on Trial
Ready Money, Married Women, and the Department Store
"Resting Places for Women Wayfarers": Feminism and the Comforts of the Public Sphere
Pleasure in the Public Sphere
"Either Ladies Didn't Go Out or Ladies Didn't 'Go'"
Female Clubland
"A Social Ark for Shoppers"
"Shopland Is My Club"
Metropolitan Journeys: Shopping, Traveling, and Reading the West End
The Women's Press and Consumer Culture
"The Best Exhibition in This Modern Babylon"
"Ballade of an Omnibus"
"Madame's More Comprehensive Feminine Glance"
The Lady Guides' London
"A New Era of Shopping": An American Department Store in Edwardian London
"London's American Phase"
Selling Selfridge's
"A Time of Profit, Recreation, and Enjoyment"
"Man's Best Buying Center"
"British Shes Should Shop at British Stores"
Acts of Consumption: Musical Comedy and the Desire of Exchange
"Going Up West"
Selling to the Modern Audience
"The Romance of a Shop Girl"
The Shopper's Character
Theater of Desire
Epilogue: The Politics of Plate Glass
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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