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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 211 - Social History of European Consumerism

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 Hours
Attribute: 3 SS

New course added 05.13.08.

This course examines the cultural and social history history of consumers and consumption in Europe . Readings introduce historiographical controversies about the rise of a consumer society and its impact on Europe from the eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries. Looking at tea, textiles, other commodities, and culture itself, we explore how people ascribed meaning to the goods and services they bought, and how attitudes and “taste” changed over time. Enrollment limit: 35.
Instructor: D. Shull

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