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This list relates to the semester Semester One 2017/18 which ended on 31/08/2018
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  1. Week 1: Introduction 2 items
    1. Au Bonheur des dames - Zola, Émile [1999], c1980

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. Paris shopkeepers and the politics of resentment - Philip G. Nord, American Council of Learned Societies c1986 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Ch 2 Grands magasins and small shops. This chapter provides useful context on what was new about the 'grand magasin' and how it transformed shopping in Zola's day. This is a long chapter but the key material for our purposes is in the first twenty pages.

  2. Week 2: Gender and Bourgeois Culture 2 items
    1. Au Bonheur des dames - Zola, Émile [1999], c1980

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. Marianne in the market: envisioning consumer society in fin-de-siècle France - Lisa Tiersten, Dawson Books c2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Read Chapter 1: Marianne in the Department Store

  3. Week 3: Gender, Consumption and Mass Culture 3 items
    1. Au Bonheur des dames - Zola, Émile [1999], c1980

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. La Psychologie des foules - Gustave Le Bon 1905 (1st ed. 1895)

      Book Essential Chapter 2 sections 1&2

  4. Week 4: Civilising Capitalism: the 'shop girl' and the businessman 2 items
    1. Au Bonheur des dames - Zola, Émile [1999], c1980

      Book Essential

    2. Les midinettes parisiennes à la Belle Époque : bon goût ou mauvais genre ? - Anaïs Albert

      Article Essential See Moodle. This article doesn't focus on department stores per se but is useful on the representation of women workers at the end of the 19th century and beginning of 20th.

  5. Further Reading Block One 20 items
    See also resources on Moodle
    1. Cathedrals of Consumption: the European department store, 1850-1939 - Crossick, Geoffrey, Jaumain, Serge c1999

      Book Essential

    2. The Fabric of Gender: Working-class Culture in Third Republic France - Chenut, Helen Harden c2005

      Book Essential Chapter 5

    3. Les grands bazars : Paris sous la Troisième République - Pierre Giffard 1882

      Book Recommended A non-fiction text about the grands magasins by Giffard, who was a journalist and contemporary of Zola. The text is downloadable from the BNF Gallica website.

    4. Material women, 1750-1950: consuming desires and collecting practices - Goggin, Maureen Daly, Tobin, Beth Fowkes c2009

      Book Further

    5. The Bon Marché: bourgeois culture and the department store, 1869-1920 - Miller, Michael Barry, American Council of Learned Societies c1981 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    6. Paris shopkeepers and the politics of resentment - Nord, Philip G. 1986

      Book Essential

    7. Spectacular realities: early mass culture in fin-de-siècle Paris - Schwartz, Vanessa R. c1998

      Book Essential

    8. Dream Worlds: Mass Consumption in Late Nineteenth-century France - Williams, Rosalind H. c1982

      Book Essential

    9. Modern Women and Parisian Consumer Culture in Impressionist Painting - Iskin, Ruth 2007

      Book Essential

    10. Consommateurs engagés à la Belle Époque: la Ligue sociale d'acheteurs - Marie-Emmanuelle Chessel, École des hautes études en sciences sociales. Centre de recherches historiques c2012

      Book Further

  6. Week 5 Working-Class Consumption Between the Wars 3 items
    1. Ouvriers parisiens d'après guerre : la vie ouvrière, observations vécues - Jacques Valdour 1921

      Book Essential The book consists of a series of portraits of working-class life. Choose one and read the section about budget and spending.

    2. The Fabric of Gender: Working-class Culture in Third Republic France - Chenut, Helen Harden c2005

      Book Recommended Chapter 7 distributed

  7. Week 6 2 items
    1. Marketing Michelin: advertising & cultural identity in twentieth-century France - Harp, Stephen L. 2001

      Book Essential See: Chapter 7, available via Online Resource Button.

  8. Further Reading Block Two 13 items
    1. Scènes de la vie future - Duhamel, Georges c1930

      Book Essential Extract distributed.

    2. When Champagne Became French: Wine and the Making of a National Identity - Kolleen M. Guy 2007

      Book Recommended

    3. Au gré des rations et des cartes en métropole

      Chapter Essential

    4. The Fabric of Gender: working-class culture in Third Republic France - Helen Harden Chenut c2005

      Book Essential

  9. Week 7 1 item
    1. Les Trente Glorieuses ou La révolution invisible - Fourastié, Jean c1979

      Book Essential Prelude: deux villages, pp. 9-30, available via Online Resource button.

  10. Week 8 1 item
    1. Le système des objets - Jean Baudrillard c1978

      Book Essential Chapter distributed

  11. Week 9 2 items
  12. Week 10 2 items
  13. Block Three 26 items
    1. La société de consommation: ses mythes, ses structures - Jean Baudrillard 1986, c1970

      Book  Premiere partie: la liturgie formelle de l'objet, pp. 15-56, available via Online Resource button.

    2. La France de l'expansion: 2: L'apogée Pompidou, 1969-1974 - Berstein, Serge, Rioux, Jean-Pierre 1995

      Book Essential

    3. French primitivism and the ends of empire, 1945--1975 - Sherman, Daniel J. c2011

      Book Recommended Ch 5 covers similar ground to the article 'Paradis à vendre'

    4. Women and Mass Consumer Society in Postwar France - Rebecca J. Pulju 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. Seducing the French: the dilemma of Americanization - Richard F. Kuisel, University of California Press 1993 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    6. La magie des objets, le plan Marshall et l'instauration d'une démocratie de consommateurs - Sheryl Kroen

      Chapter Essential See: Au Nom du Consommateur, chapter 4, pp.80-97. Available via Online Resource Button.

    7. Le système des objets - Jean Baudrillard c1978

      Book Essential

    8. At Home in Postwar France: modern mass housing and the right to comfort - Nicole C. Rudolph 2015

      Book Recommended

    9. Le système des objets - Jean Baudrillard c1978

      Book Recommended

  14. General 10 items
    Items listed here tend to go across periods and/or countries. Some are edited volumes containing a range of essays and are worth browsing for material on specific topics.
    1. The expert consumer: associations and professionals in consumer society - Chatriot, Alain, Chessel, Marie-Emmanuelle, Hilton, Matthew, Au nom du consommateur (Conference) c2006

      Book Recommended

    2. Histoire de la consommation - Marie-Emmanuelle Chessel 2012

      Book Essential

    3. The sociology of consumption: an introduction - Peter Corrigan 1997

      Book Recommended

    4. The sex of things: gender and consumption in historical perspective - De Grazia, Victoria, Furlough, Ellen c1996

      Book Essential

    5. Consumers against capitalism?: consumer cooperation in Europe, North America, and Japan, 1840-1990 - Furlough, Ellen, Strikwerda, Carl c1999

      Book Recommended

    6. Encyclopedia of consumer culture - Dale Southerton 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    7. The Consumer Society Reader - Martyn J. Lee 2000

      Book Essential

    8. Histoire culturelle de la France: 4: Le temps des masses: le vingtième siècle - Rioux, Jean-Pierre, Sirinelli, Jean-François 1998

      Book Recommended

    9. The Oxford handbook of the history of consumption - Trentmann, Frank 2012

      Book Recommended