This seminar explores the history of consumer culture in Europe from the 18th century through the 1990s. From the luxury consumption of the Old Regime aristocracy to the electric-lit department stores of the 19th-century metropolis, an examination of European consumer culture allows us to trace momentous economic, social, and political transformations of the modern era through tourism, revolutionary fashion, imperialism, and socialist critiques. In the 20th century, we assess the interrelated markets and pop cultures of Europe and the U.S. with postwar "Americanization"- from rock & roll to McDonald's.


Class Details
Course HIS 427
Section 0
CRN 20276
Time T
Time 0110 - 0400pm
Building 3196 CHAM
Instructor Patricia Tilburg
Max 12
Current 0
Remaining 12
Semester Spring 2022