Courses: Topics in Mod European History-Consmr,Fashion,Class,1800-1950 (HISTB319001)
Class Number: 1236
This is a topics course. Topics vary. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
I or III
Enrollment Limit: 15; Enrollment Limit Criteria: Random; Current
topic description: From the 1700s to the present, Europe underwent a
series of sweeping changes in how people used and related to goods:
how consumer goods were produced, where they came from, how they were
marketed, who could afford them, and who set the standards for fashion
and taste. This seminar looks at the social and economic forces behind
changes in consumption in this period, and the social anxieties and
tensions they produced. Our texts include historical scholarship on
European economies, consumer goods and society and treatises, novels,
films and texts created by contemporaries in this period.
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1236 Div: I or III