The Resource Consuming traditions : modernity, modernism, and the commodified authentic, Elizabeth Outka

Consuming traditions : modernity, modernism, and the commodified authentic, Elizabeth Outka

Label
Consuming traditions : modernity, modernism, and the commodified authentic
Title
Consuming traditions
Title remainder
modernity, modernism, and the commodified authentic
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Outka
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Examples of faux authenticity abound in today's marketplace. Trading on the commercial appeal of the ersatz real, however, is far from a twenty-first century invention. As Consuming Traditions investigates, the allure of commodified nostalgia and the selling of the "genuine" article emerged as powerful forces in early twentieth-century Britain."
  • "Elizabeth Outka redefines the debates surrounding literary modernism and the market as she explores the marketing of authenticity, a crucial but overlooked development in the history of modernity. With an interdisciplinary approach that probes novels, plays, advertisements, and architecture, Consuming Traditions presents a convincing case for how the "commodified authentic" - the selling of objects and places allegedly free of commercial taint - marks a critical turn in modern culture and offers a new way to understand literary modernism and its complex negotiation of tradition and novelty. Drawing on cultural studies, theories of consumerism, and works by Shaw, Forster, Woolf, Joyce, and others, Outka examines how literature both enacted and critiqued the larger revolution in material culture."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
820.9/112
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR478.M6
LC item number
O87 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modernist literature & culture
Label
Consuming traditions : modernity, modernism, and the commodified authentic, Elizabeth Outka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. 199-207) and index
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Contents
1. Introduction: Selling Authenticity -- Pt. I. Commodified Nostalgia and the Country Aesthetic -- 2. The Past Is a Present Country: Model Towns and Commercial Utopias -- 3. Buying Time: E. M. Forster and the Neo-nostalgic Home -- Pt. II. Urban Authenticities -- 4. The Vanishing Act of Commercialism: Selfridges, Modernity, and the Purified Marketplace -- 5. "Lustrous behind Glass":Woolf, Window Shopping, and Authentic Display -- 6. Conclusion: Modernist Excursions
Control code
000042876233
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 214 p.
Isbn
9780195372694
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008011262
Other physical details
ill.
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.b23494384
System control number
  • ph23494384
  • (OCoLC)213495227

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