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The Industrious Revolution: Consumer Behavior and the Household Economy, 1650 to the Present Paperback – 21 Aug 2008

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  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (21 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521719259
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521719254
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 2.1 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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'… this book will interest all concerned with human behaviour in its many forms … it contains interesting insights into the ways behaviour has changed over the past couple of centuries …' The Financial Times

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This book examines how the activation and evolution of consumer demand shaped the course of economic development, focusing specifically on the household economy. His research traces how this 'industrious revolution' fundamentally altered the material cultures of Europe and North America and suggests important revisions to existing consumer theory.

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