Lisa Tiersten

in Marianne in the Market

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780520225299
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925656 | DOI:

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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the antagonism between the marketplace and the French Republic. It argues that from the founding of the first department store at mid-century, representatives and proponents of the modern market claimed that it benefited the individual middle-class consumer. It contends that while individualism of the market was its greatest attraction in a society increasingly organized around individuals, it was also its greatest defect in social and political terms.

Keywords: marketplace; French Republic; department store; modern market; middle-class consumer; individualism; society

Chapter.  2478 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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