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The Routledge Companion to the History of Retailing

Edited by: Jon Stobart , Vicki Howard

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138675087
eBook ISBN: 9781315560854
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315560854
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Book description

Retail history is a rich, cross-disciplinary field that demonstrates the centrality of retailing to many aspects of human experience, from the provisioning of everyday goods to the shaping of urban environments; from earning a living to the construction of identity. Over the last few decades, interest in the history of retail has increased greatly, spanning centuries, extending to all areas of the globe, and drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives.??

By offering an up-to-date, comprehensive thematic, spatial and chronological coverage of the history of retailing, this Companion goes beyond traditional narratives that are too simplistic and Euro-centric and offers a vibrant survey of this field.

It is divided into four broad sections: 1) Contexts, 2) Spaces and places, 3) People, processes and practices and 4) Geographical variations. Chapters are written in an analytical and synthetic manner, accessible to the general reader as well as challenging for specialists, and with an international perspective.

This volume is an important resource to a wide range of readers, including marketing and management specialists, historians, geographers, economists, sociologists and urban planners.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Retailing in the medieval and early modern worlds Download PDF
Chapter  3:  From consumer revolution to mass market Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Retail development and urban form in the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The future of retailing  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Bargain hunt? Selling second-hand, c.1600 to the present Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Markets and market halls Download PDF
Chapter  8:  High street/main street Download PDF
Chapter  9:  History of the department store Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The supermarket as a global historical development Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Village shops and country stores  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Arcades, shopping centres and shopping malls Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Big-box stores Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Penny retailers and merchant princes Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Retail workers and their unions, 1850–2016 Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Retail management Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Multiple retailers Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Co-operative retailing Download PDF
Chapter  19:  By mail and rail Download PDF
Chapter  20:  At the margins? Itinerants and pedlars Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Retail history Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Western Europe (including Scandinavia) Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Retailing in Russia and Eastern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Retailing in Australia and New Zealand Download PDF
Chapter  25:  History of retailing in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Caravanserai to Carrefour Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Modern retailing history in Japan: From the Meiji Restoration of 1868 to the beginning of the twenty-first century Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Western models and Eastern influences Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Retailing in India Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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