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Worlds of Consumption

The Development of Consumer Credit in Global Perspective

Business, Regulation, and Culture

Editors: Logemann, J. (Ed.)

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This volume brings together historians, economists, political scientists, and anthropologists to present a global perspective on the new forms of lending and borrowing that have become a key feature of twentieth-century mass consumer societies, emphasizing comparative and transnational historical perspectives.  

About the authors

JAN LOGEMANN Research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., USA, and director of the project 'Transatlantic Perspectives: Europe in the Eyes of European Immigrants to the United States, 1930–1980.' His work focuses on modern consumer societies and includes the forthcoming book, Trams or Tailfins: Public and Private Prosperity in Postwar West Germany and the United States.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Toward a Global History of Credit in Modern Consumer Societies

    Pages 1-20

    Logemann, Jan

  • Selling Televisions on Credit: The Rise of Consumer Loans in Postwar France

    Pages 23-40

    Gaillard, Isabelle

  • Moral or Modern Marketing? Sparkassen and Consumer Credit in West Germany

    Pages 41-62

    Belvederesi-Kochs, Rebecca

  • Credit in a Nation of Savers: The Growth of Consumer Borrowing in Japan

    Pages 63-81

    Gordon, Andrew

  • The Business of Working-Class Credit: Subprime Markets in the United Kingdom since 1880

    Pages 85-107

    O’Connell, Sean

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Development of Consumer Credit in Global Perspective
Book Subtitle
Business, Regulation, and Culture
Editors
  • J. Logemann
Series Title
Worlds of Consumption
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-06207-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137062079
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34105-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34386-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 295
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