Hartmut Berghoff & Uwe Spiekermann, eds.
Decoding Modern Consumer Societies
Worlds of Consumption. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2012
Drawing on a wide range of studies of Europe, the United States, Asia, and Africa, the contributions gathered here consider how political history, business history, the history of science, cultural history, gender history, intellectual history, anthropology, and even environmental history can help us decode modern consumer societies.