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A shoppers' paradise : how the ladies of Chicago claimed power and pleasure in the new downtown, Emily Remus

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A shoppers' paradise : how the ladies of Chicago claimed power and pleasure in the new downtown
Title
A shoppers' paradise
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how the ladies of Chicago claimed power and pleasure in the new downtown
Statement of responsibility
Emily Remus
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Language
eng
Summary
A Shoppers' Paradise examines the incorporation of women consumers into public space and public culture. The site is Chicago at the turn of the twentieth century--when the city, rising like a phoenix after the Great Fire, became a center of debate over capitalist urbanism. The book explores the new practices of public consumption that monied women pursued on the streets of the city's burgeoning retail district and in the restaurants, hotels, department stores, and theaters built by entrepreneurs who invited their patronage. It also brings to light the conflict evoked by ladies' public presence, as city officials, clergymen, and influential industrialists responded to their conspicuous new habits of consuming in an urban public sphere that had once been the preserve of men. At stake, the book demonstrates, were competing visions of urban commerce, the place of women, and the cultural legitimacy of new forms of consumption. These conflicts, over gender and space, shaped the creation of a built environment and cultural norms that upheld women's consumption and sustained the rise of American consumer capitalism.--
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1984-
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Remus, Emily
Dewey number
381.1082/0977311
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Women consumers
  • Shopping
  • Purchasing power
  • Retail trade
  • Economic history
  • Purchasing power
  • Retail trade
  • Shopping
  • Women consumers
  • Loop (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
Label
A shoppers' paradise : how the ladies of Chicago claimed power and pleasure in the new downtown, Emily Remus
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moneyed women and the downtown -- The hoopskirt war of 1893 -- Consumer rights and the theater hat problem -- Tippling ladies and public pleasure -- Mashers, prostitutes, and shopping ladies -- The traffic of women
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780674987272
Lccn
2018040566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A shoppers' paradise : how the ladies of Chicago claimed power and pleasure in the new downtown, Emily Remus
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moneyed women and the downtown -- The hoopskirt war of 1893 -- Consumer rights and the theater hat problem -- Tippling ladies and public pleasure -- Mashers, prostitutes, and shopping ladies -- The traffic of women
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780674987272
Lccn
2018040566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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