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The shopping streets of provincial England, 1650-1840

Stobart, J. (2014) The shopping streets of provincial England, 1650-1840. In: Furnee, J. H. and Lesger, C. (eds.) Furnee, Jan Hein and Lesger, Cle The Landscape of Consumption: Shopping Streets and Cultures in Western Europe, 1600-1900. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 16-36.

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Abstract: This chapter explores the spaces and practices of shopping in eighteenth and nineteenth century English towns. It focuses on the ways in which the built environment of the shopfront was modified to promote new forms of shopping behaviour, but highlights that these changes were partial and incomplete, despite a growing emphasis in the nineteenth-century on shops as markers of taste and modernity. The emergence of new forms of retailing, including emporia and arcades, helped to encourage leisurely forms of shopping not least through laying on entertainments which heightened their role as spaces of display and spectacle.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5428 Retail trade
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DA505 George III, 1760-1820
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC94 By region or country > HC257 Great Britain > HC260.C6 Consumerism
Creators: Stobart, Jon
Editors: Furnee, Jan Hein and Lesger, Cle
Publisher: Palgrave-Macmillan
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Social Sciences (to 2016)
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Date: 2014
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 16-36
Title of Book: The Landscape of Consumption: Shopping Streets and Cultures in Western Europe, 1600-1900
Place of Publication: Basingstoke
Number of Pages: 272
Language: English
ISBN: 9780230355644
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/7158

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