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    free download A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America (EBOOK/EPUB) [A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America] Lizabeth Cohen ↠ 3 free read Argues that Keynesian paradigms of thought transcended the New Deal brain trusters and was adopted by grassroots consumers In short consumption became a political act in and of itself during the New Deal and this dollar activism has remained in the United States ever since In her examination she builds upon EP Thompson’s idea of a “moral economy” a notion that began with the Progressive era but came to ac

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    free download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Lizabeth Cohen Lizabeth Cohen ↠ 3 free read free download A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America Cohen's thesis and this is very much a thesis driven book sometimes to its determent is that in the years since World War II the United States is best understood as a consumers' republic and that for the most part that has operated to

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America] Great start for anyone who wants to think or write intelligently about our shared shopaholic tendencies

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America] free download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Lizabeth Cohen A great history of consumerism in the post WWII US

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America] free download A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America Cohen’s sweeping history of the postwar period paints a vivid picture of a rapidly changing society The author describes a cultural landscape in which the terms of citizenship had shifted dramatically placing production and importantly consumption as the primary term of involvement in this new ‘consumer’s republic’ Using her own expe

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America] Lizabeth Cohen ↠ 3 free read free download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Lizabeth Cohen This is an extremely readable examination of the valourization of mass consumption in America in the middle of the twentieth century Cohen argues that beginning during the New Deal the idea of Americans as citizens and as consumers became inextricably linked and that consumption was understood as an important way all people could benefit to

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    free download A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America Lizabeth Cohen ↠ 3 free read (EBOOK/EPUB) [A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America] Cohen's argument can be broadly generalized to say that post war economic policies and consumer spending habits led Americans to conceive of themselves as consumers than politically minded citizens However the nuance of her work especially in her attention to the gender and racial ineualities of post war consumption patterns illuminates a fu

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America] Lizabeth Cohen ↠ 3 free read After World War II Americans began to change their attitude toward the role of consumption in constructing American identi

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America] For a long time I have felt that Americans identify as consumers than as citizens  For me the distinction is between agency around satisfying material interests rather than agency to satisfy communal or societal interests  This book does a terrific job outlining how those roles were intertwined than I realized  But this book does than tha

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America] It's been fifteen years since Cohen published A Consumers' Republic making so much of her thesis seem old hat Everybody knows about the postwar culture of mass consumption But what makes this book an important read even now is Cohen

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review A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB free download A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America In this signal work of history Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lizabeth Cohen shows how the pursuit of prosperity after World War II fueled our pervasive consumer mentality and transformed American lifeTrumpeted as a means to promote the general welfare mass consumption uickly outgrew its economic ob. Great start for anyone who wants to think or write intelligently about our shared shopaholic tendencies

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A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America

review A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB free download A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America T despite undeniable successes and unprecedented affluence mass consumption also fostered economic ineuality and the fracturing of society along gender class and racial lines In charting the complex legacy of our “Consumers’ Republic” Lizabeth Cohen has written a bold encompassing and profoundly influential book. For a long time I have felt that Americans identify as consumers than as citizens For me the distinction is between agency around satisfying material interests rather than agency to satisfy communal or societal interests This book does a terrific job outlining how those roles were intertwined than I realized But this book does than that it provides a very useful way to understand American society in the 20th and 21st centuriesA key pivot is between the role of the citizen using her power as a consumer to make social changes Women in particular were a powerful force during the Great Depression to push for economic changes particularly around food costs African Americans used their role as consumers to push white owned businesses servicing African American consumers They would boycott those white businesses that didn t hire African Americans often with positive resultsAfter the war while African Americans continued pushing their role as a consumer citizens by sitting at white only lunch counters and asking to be served to spend their money whites men and women withdrew from the citizen consumer role and bought into the consumer only role Were those two facts intertwined Whites reluctantly granting basic civil rights to African Americans but hypocritically creating safe spaces that were difficult for African Americans to reach Ah the persistence and doggedness of White Supremacy Here society encouraged white people to escape urban centers for the suburbs where they shopped at non public malls cordoned off their communities from African American entrance depriving them of safe communities and good schoolsThen starting in the sixties but gaining speed in the seventies marketers moved away from marketing on mass to consumers and effectively divided us up into distinct niches senior citizens women men teenagers etc As the whites exited from the public sphere on mass they were then further divided by mass marketing creating insular tribes who signalling to each other through consumer purchases who they were and who they weren t The book is written before the age of social media but it describes the seeds of the toxic tribalism and mass manipulation that characterizes this era of Trump

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review A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB free download A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America Jectives and became synonymous with patriotism social euality and the American Dream Material goods came to embody the promise of America and the power of consumers to purchase everything from vacuum cleaners to convertibles gave rise to the power of citizens to purchase political influence and effect social change Ye. Cohen s sweeping history of the postwar period paints a vivid picture of a rapidly changing society The author describes a cultural landscape in which the terms of citizenship had shifted dramatically placing production and importantly consumption as the primary term of involvement in this new consumer s republic Using her own experiences growing up in New Jersey as a case study particularly in the third section of the book Cohen argues that the encouragement of mass consumption had become a concerted project driven by political and economic elites She notes that consumption primarily of American produced goods uickly became an essential component of citizenship in the new suburban America as shopping malls became major social spaces and possession of goods became even of an indicator of social status This new culture of consumption marked a gear shift in the idea of social mobility and the American Dream and for the first time it was the spending of money and not the earning of money that paved the way to said dream Further the postwar years marked a notable shift in American capitalism and a scaling back of the limitations imposed from the populist era through to the New Deal Crucially Cohen dedicates sizeable portions of her analysis of this new consumer s republic to its failings and in many cases deliberate ineualities She suggests that the consumer s republic represented a segregated America than had been seen in the preceding decades and that the rapid changes that were taking place in American society left African Americans behind She sometimes slightly clumsily frames much of the Civil Rights Movement in consumerist terms arguing that the urban rebellions of the 1960s were the result of a renewed sense of African American disenfranchisement and exclusion brought on by this reconfigured and exclusionary white middle class consumerist society Cohen s book frames consumption as a key marker of American identity paving the way for deeper explanations of what it meant to be a citizen in this new social structure

  • Paperback
  • 576
  • A Consumers' Republic The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America
  • Lizabeth Cohen
  • English
  • 14 October 2018
  • 9780375707377