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Vers un nouveau « régime de consommation » ?

Daumas, Jean-Claude. 2018. La révolution matérielle. Une histoire de la consommation. France, XIXe-XXIe siècle. Paris : Flammarion.

Corinne Delmas | 06.09.2019

What is consumption ? How to write its history ? Who consumes what in France ? In what way ? Can we speak of a vast democratization movement ? La révolution matérielle. Une histoire de la consommation deals with all these questions. Jean-Claude Daumas gives us an epic account covering three centuries of national, economic, social and also material history. Distinguishing five periods, he evokes the evolution of the "world of goods" and their consumption from the middle of [...]