Capitalism's Eye by Kevin Hetherington
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Capitalism's Eye
By Kevin Hetherington

Capitalism's Eye

Cultural Spaces of the Commodity

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Capitalism's Eye by Kevin Hetherington

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Capitalism's Eye is an extremely ambitious cultural history of how people experienced commodities in the era of industrial expansion. Writing against the dominant argument that the 'society of the spectacle' emerged fully formed in the mid-nineteenth century, Kevin Hetherington explains that the emergence of a culture of mass consumption dominated by visual experience was a much slower process, not truly ascendant until after the First World War. Looking at the department stores, home life, and the great exhibitions around the turn of the last century, Capitalism's Eye promises to transform how we understand both the cultural history of capitalism in America and Europe and the historical roots of the mediated spectacle that dominates our world today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415933414
ISBN-10: 0415933412
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kevin Hetherington

Kevin Hetherington is Professor of Geography at Open University, UK.

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