Table of contents for The urge to splurge : a social history of shopping / Laura Byrne Paquet.

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Introduction                                                        11
1   Around the World in Search of Merchandise                       23
2   A Fair Is a Veritable Smorgasbord                               29
3   To Market, To Market                                            39
4   Eat, Drink, and Be Shoppers                                     53
5   From Mesopotamia to Minneapolis: It's a Mall World              85
6   On the Road Again: From Peddlers to Avon Ladies                l10
7   Please Mr. Postman: Catalogs, TV Shopping, and the Internet    121
8   Department Stores: The Original One-Stop Shops                 139
9   Fashion Victims                                                161
10  Born to Shop: From Bridal Showers
    to Christmas Stockings                                         179
11  Don't Miss Our Gift Shop on the Way Out                        197
12  Extreme Retail Therapy: Shopaholics
    and Kleptomaniacs                                              221
13  The Politics of Shopping                                       229
14  Our Conflicted Attitudes to Shopping                           237
Sources                                                            255
Bibliography                                                       267


Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Consumers History, Shopping Social aspects History, Consumption (Economics) Social aspects History, Retail trade History