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Published: 06 January 2013

304 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199577927

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Sugar and Spice

Grocers and Groceries in Provincial England, 1650-1830

Jon Stobart

  • Offers a wealth of empirical material on the processes and practices of retailing, shopping, and consumption in eighteenth-century England
  • Examines the role of the shopkeeper as an active agent in consumer change
  • Draws together debates on and processes of consumption, retailing, and colonial trade, drawing out important practical and conceptual links between each
  • Offers a critical reading of current theorisations of consumption, especially of imported groceries
  • Provides a fresh perspective on the relationship between novelty, luxury, and utility