Vicarious Consumers

Author: Manuel Perez-Garcia
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317002342
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The birth of a mass consumer society in western Europe has been the subject of much scholarly debate in recent years. In order to come to a further understanding of the issue, this book adopts an analytical approach, paying special attention to the socio-cultural and economic transfers which occur when different commodities are introduced to territories with diverse values and identities. In particular, it examines the role of merchants and their important influence on consumer decisions, describing how they created demand for new necessities in local, national and international markets of the western Mediterranean area. Through a systematic analysis of probate inventories from southern Spain, the study reveals shifts in the patterns of consumption of new goods in urban and rural families, underlining a growing interest in new, exotic and foreign goods. By connecting these local desires, aspirations and choices to a global movement in which human and material capital circulated trans-continentally, broader patterns of consumption are revealed. By observing a southern European society, such as Spain, where the industrialization process was slower than that in Anglo-Saxon territories, the book contributes to the on-going debates about 'industrious revolution' and 'trickle-down' theories and whether both occurred simultaneously or separately. The book also helps identify the socio-economic forces and agents that prompted the stimulus for new consumer aspirations, as well as the cultural consequences that the new modern consumerism brought about.
A History of the Spanish Novel
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: J. A. Garrido Ardila
Categories: Spanish fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"The origins of the Spanish novel date back to the early picaresque novels and Don Quixote, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the history of the genre in Spain presents the reader with such iconic works as Galdaos's Fortunata and Jacinta, Clarain's La Regenta, or Unamuno's Mist. A History
The Diplomatic Enlightenment
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: Edward Jones Corredera
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-30 - Publisher: BRILL

Eighteenth-century Spain drew on the Enlightenment to reconfigure its role in the European balance of power. As its force and its weight declined, Spanish thinkers discouraged war and zealotry and pursued peace and cooperation to reconfigure the international Spanish Empire.
Respuesta al Memorial del padre J. de Pedraza, Procurador general de la compañia de Jesus, de las provincias de las Indias: que ha publicado nuevamente contra ... Bernardino de Cardenas, obispo del Paraguay. [Together with the memorial and other documents on the same subject.]
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Julian de PEDRAZA
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1652 - Publisher:

Books about Respuesta al Memorial del padre J. de Pedraza, Procurador general de la compañia de Jesus, de las provincias de las Indias: que ha publicado nuevamente contra ... Bernardino de Cardenas, obispo del Paraguay. [Together with the memorial and other documents on the same subject.]
Ireland and the Iberian Atlantic
Language: es
Pages: 355
Authors: Igor Pérez Tostado
Categories: Atlantic Ocean Region
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Albatros Ediciones

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El mundo 21 hispano
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Fabián Samaniego, Nelson Rojas, Francisco Rodriguez Nogales, Mario de Alarcon
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-09 - Publisher: Cengage Learning

Using a proven approach to heritage language learning, Samaniego/Rojas/Rodriguez Nogales/Alarcon's EL MUNDO 21 HISPANO, 3rd edition, empowers you to connect with your history, culture and language on a more personal level. As you learn about your country of origin -- or that of your ancestors -- you will find a