Spaces of consumption: leisure and shopping in the English town, c. 1680-1830
Consumption is well established as a key theme in the study of the eighteenth century. Spaces of Consumption brings a new dimension to this subject by looking at it spatially. Taking English towns as its scene, this inspiring new study focuses on moments of consumption ? selecting and purchasing goods, attending plays, promenading ? and explores the ways in which these were related together through the spaces of the town: the shop, the theatre and the street. Using this fresh form of analysis, it has much to say about sociability, politeness and respectability in the eighteenth century.
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