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The consuming temple : Jews, department stores, and the consumer revolution in Germany, 1880-1940 / Paul Lerner

Publication | Library Call Number: HC285 .L47 2015

Department stores in Germany, like their predecessors in France, Britain, and the United States, generated great excitement when they appeared at the end of the nineteenth century. Their sumptuous displays, abundant products, architectural innovations, and prodigious scale inspired widespread fascination and even awe; at the same time, however, many Germans also greeted the rise of the department store with considerable unease. In The Consuming Temple, Paul Lerner explores the complex German reaction to department stores and the widespread belief that they posed hidden dangers both to the individuals, especially women, who frequented them and to the nation as a whole.

Book cover
Format
Book
Author/Creator
Lerner, Paul Frederick, author.
Published
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, [2015]
©2015
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-256) and index
Locale
Germany
Deutschland
Tyskland
Language
English
External Link
Book review (H-Net)
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