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Published: 01 April 2015

320 Pages | 20 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719091452

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Wanting and Having

Popular politics and liberal consumerism in England, 1830-70

Gurney Peter

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A new view of the origins of consumer society in Victorian England
  • Shows how politics shaped consumption in the nineteenth century
  • First study to analyse the making of the working-class consumer
  • Uses consumer politics to present a re-reading of key topics
  • Contests current orthodoxy that stresses continuities