(p. xiii) Notes on Contributors
(p. xiii) Notes on Contributors
Enrica Asquer is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Sassari, Italy. Her publications include La rivoluzione candida: Storia sociale della lavatrice in Italia, 1947–1970 (Rome, 2007) and articles on consumer culture and family life in contemporary Italy. She is completing a research project called ‘Gender, generations and consumption in the second half of the twentieth century: multiple paths in Southern Italy’, with the help of research grant L. R. 7/2007 RAS for the promotion of scientific research and innovation.
Maxine Berg is Professor of History, University of Warwick. Her publications include Luxury and Pleasure in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Oxford, 2005) and ‘In Pursuit of Luxury: Global Origins of British Consumer Goods’, Past and Present, 182 (2004).
Christopher Breward is Principal of Edinburgh College of Art, Vice Principal of the University of Edinburgh and Professor of Cultural History. He was formerly Head of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum. His publications include The Hidden Consumer: Masculinities, Fashion and City Life 1860–1914 (Manchester, 1999), Fashioning London: Clothing and the Modern Metropolis (Oxford, 2004), and Fashion's World Cities (edited with David Gilbert) (Oxford, 2006).
Timothy Burke is Professor of History at Swarthmore College. His publications include Lifebuoy Men, Lux Women: Consumption, Commodification and Cleanliness in Modern Zimbabwe (Durham, NC, 1996), ‘The Modern Girl and Commodity Culture’, in Lynn Thomas et al. (eds.), The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity and Globalization (Durham, NC, 2008), ‘Our Mosquitos Are Not So Big: Images in the Making of Mass Communications in Colonial Zimbabwe’, in Paul Landau and Deborah Kaspin (eds.), Pictures and People in Africa (Berkeley, 2002), and the weblog Easily Distracted.
Lendol Calder is Professor of American History at Augustana College, Illinois. He is the author of Financing the American Dream: A Cultural History of Consumer Credit (Princeton, 1999).
Paolo Capuzzo is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Bologna. His publications include Genere, generazione e consumi. L’Italia degli anni Sessanta (Rome, 2003, editor), Culture del consumo (Bologna, 2006), and ‘Spectacles of Sociability: European Cities as Sites of Consumption’, in: Mikael Hård and (p. xiv) Thomas J. Misa (eds.), Urban Machinery: Inside the Modern European City (Cambridge, MA, 2008).
Craig Clunas is Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford. His publications include Superfluous Things: Social Status and Material Culture in Early Modern China (Cambridge, 1991), Pictures and Visuality in Early Modern China (London, 1997), and Empire of Great Brightness: Visual and Material Cultures in Ming China, 1368–1644 (London, 2007).
Daniel Thomas Cook is Associate Professor of Childhood Studies and Sociology at Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey, USA and serves as an Editor for the journal Childhood. He is author of The Commodification of Childhood (Durham, NC, 2004), editor of Lived Experiences of Public Consumption (Basingstoke, 2008) and co-editor (with John Wall) of Children and Armed Conflict (New York, 2011).
Brian Cowan is the Canada Research Chair in Early Modern British History at McGill University, Montreal. His publications include The Social Life of Coffee: The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse (New Haven and London, 2005) and The State Trial of Doctor Henry Sacheverell (London, forthcoming 2012).
James Davidson is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Warwick. His publications include Courtesans and Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens (London, 1997) and The Greeks and Greek Love: A Radical Reappraisal of Homosexuality in Ancient Greece (New York, 2007).
Felipe Fernández-Armesto is the William P. Reynolds Professor of Arts and Letters in the Department of History at Notre Dame University, and author of Food: a History (London, 2001); The World: a History (Harlow, 2006); and The Americas: a Hemispheric History (New York, 2003).
Sheila Fitzpatrick is Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor in Modern Russian History at the University of Chicago. Her publications include Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the 1930s (Oxford, 2000), Tear off the Masks! Identity and Imposture in Twentieth-Century Russia (Princeton, 2005), and Beyond Totalitarianism: Stalinism and Nazism Compared (edited with Michael Geyer) (Cambridge, 2009).
Karl Gerth teaches modern Chinese History at Oxford University. His latest book is As China Goes, So Goes the World: How Chinese Consumers are Transforming Everything (New York, 2010). He is also the author of China Made: Consumer Culture and the Creation of the Nation (Cambridge, MA, 2004).
Lawrence B. Glickman is Carolina Trustee Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America (Chicago, 2009) and A Living Wage: American Workers and the Making of (p. xv) Consumer Society (Ithaca, 1997). He has also edited Consumer Society in American History: A Reader (Ithaca, 1999).
Joshua Goldstein is an Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History at the University of Southern California. His publications include Drama Kings: Players and Publics in the Re-Creation of Peking Opera 1870–1937 (Berkeley, 2007) and Everyday Modernity in China (edited with Madeleine Yue Dong) (Seattle, 2006).
Andrew Gordon is Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History at Harvard University. His publications include Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan (Berkeley, 2011), The Wages of Affluence: Labor and Management in Postwar Japan (Cambridge, MA, 1998) and A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present (Oxford, 2009).
Heinz-Gerhard Haupt is Professor of European History at the University of Bielefeld and at the European University Institute, Florence. His publications include Control of Violence: Historical and International Perspectives on Violence in Modern Societies (with W. Heitmeyer et.al.) (New York, 2010), Comparative and Transnational History (with J. Kocka) (New York and London, 2009), and Die Konsumgesellschaft in Deutschland 1890–1990 (edited with C. Torp) (Frankfurt/Main 2009).
Matthew Hilton is Professor of Social History at the University of Birmingham. His publications include Smoking in British Popular Culture (Manchester, 2000), Consumerism in Twentieth-Century Britain (Cambridge, 2003), and Prosperity for All: Consumer Activism in an Era of Globalisation (Ithaca, 2009).
Dominique Margairaz is Professor of Modern History at Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne and a member of the CNRS research group on the institutions and historical dynamics of the economy. Her publications include Foires et marchés dans la France préindustrielle (Paris, 1988) and L’information économique, circulation et usages (XVIe–XIXe siècles) (edited with Philippe Minard) (Paris, 2008).
Michelle Craig McDonald is Associate Professor of Early American and Atlantic history at Richard Stockton College. Her publications include Voices from the Tavern: Public Drinking in the Early Modern World (with David Hancock) (London, 2011) and Caffeine Dependence: Coffee and the Economy of Early America (Philadelphia, forthcoming).
David E. Nye is Professor of American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. His ten books include Consuming Power: A Social History of American Energies (Cambridge, MA, 1998), Technology Matters: Questions to Live With (Cambridge, MA, 2005), and When the Lights Went Out (Cambridge, MA, 2010).
Avner Offer is Chichele Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford. Recent publications on consumption include The Challenge of Affluence: Self-control and Well-being in the United States and Britain since 1950 (Oxford, 2006), ‘British (p. xvi) Manual Workers: From Producers to Consumers, c.1950–2000’, Contemporary British History, 22 (2008), and ‘Obesity Under Affluence varies by Welfare Regimes: The Effect of Fast Food, Insecurity and Inequality’, Economics and Human Biology, 8 (2010) (with Rachel Pechey and Stanley Ulijaszek).
Prasannan Parthasarathi teaches South Asian and Global History at Boston College. His publications include The Transition to a Colonial Economy: Weavers, Merchants and Kings in South India, 1720–1800 (Cambridge, 2001), The Spinning World: A Global History of Cotton Textiles, 1200–1850 (edited with Giorgio Riello) (Oxford, 2009), and Why Europe Grew Rich and Asia Did Not: Global Economic Divergence, 1600–1850 (Cambridge, 2011).
Sara Pennell is Senior Lecturer in History at Roehampton University, London. Her recent work has focused on the materiality of early modern ‘everyday’ domestic activity and second-hand cultures, with chapters in Karen Harvey (ed.), History and Material Culture (London, 2009), Tara Hamling and Catherine Richardson (eds.), Everyday Objects: Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture and its Meanings (Farnham, 2010), and Jon Stobart and Ilja van Damme (eds.), Modernity and the Second-hand Trade (Basingstoke, 2010).
Jeremy Prestholdt is Associate Professor of African History at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Domesticating the World: African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization (Berkeley, 2008) as well as of Global Icons: Popular Heroes since the Sixties (forthcoming).
Giorgio Riello is Associate Professor in Global History and Culture at the University of Warwick. He is the author of A Foot in the Past (Oxford, 2006) and he is currently completing a monograph entitled Global Cotton: How an Asian Fibre Changed the World Economy (Cambridge, forthcoming 2012).
Benjamin Sacks is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University in the History of Science program.
Roberta Sassatelli is Professor of Cultural Sociology at the University of Milan. Her recent publications in English include Consumer Culture. History, Theory and Politics (London, 2007) and Fitness Culture (Basingstoke, 2010). She is also author of Studiare la cultura (with M. Santoro) (Bologna, 2009).
Mike Savage is Professor of Sociology at the University of York. His recent publications include Culture, Class, Distinction (with Tony Bennett, Elizabeth Silva, Alan Warde, Modesto Gayo-Cal, and David Wright) (London, 2009) and Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940: the Politics of Method (London, 2010).
Elizabeth Shove is Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University. Publications include Time, Consumption and Everyday Life (edited with Frank Trentmann and Rick Wilk) (Oxford, 2009), The Design of Everyday Life (with Matt Watson, Martin (p. xvii) Hand and Jack Ingram) (Oxford, 2007), and Comfort, Cleanliness and Convenience (Oxford, 2003).
Carole Shammas holds the John R. Hubbard Chair in History at the University of Southern California. Her publications include The Pre-Industrial Consumer in England and America (Oxford, 1990), A History of Household Government in America (Virginia, 2002), and ‘The Housing Stock of the Early United States: Refinement Meets Migration,’ William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., 64 (2007).
Frank Trentmann is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Professor of History and Social Sciences at the Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester. Publications include Free Trade Nation (Oxford, 2008) and Consuming Cultures, Global Perspectives (edited with John Brewer) (Oxford, 2006). He is completing The Consuming Passion: How Things have Seduced, Enriched and Defined Our Lives, Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First, to appear with Penguin.
Alan Warde is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester and currently also Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Professor at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. His books include Consumption, Food and Taste: Culinary Antinomies and Commodity Culture (London, 1997), Eating Out: Social Differentiation, Consumption and Pleasure (with Lydia Martens) (Cambridge, 2000), and Culture, Class, Distinction (with Tony Bennett, Mike Savage, Elizabeth Silva, Modesto Gayo-Cal, and David Wright) (London, 2009).
Evelyn Welch is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. Her publications include Making and Marketing Medicine in Renaissance Florence (with James Shaw) (Rodopi, 2011), Shopping in the Renaissance (New Haven, 2005), and The Material Renaissance (edited with Michelle O’Malley) (Manchester, 2007).
S. Jonathan Wiesen is Associate Professor of History at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. His publications include West German Industry and the Challenge of the Nazi Past, 1945–1955 (Chapel Hill, NC 2001), Selling Modernity: Advertising in Twentieth-Century Germany (edited with Pamela Swett and Jonathan Zatlin) (Durham, NC, 2007), and Creating the Nazi Marketplace: Commerce and Consumption in the Third Reich (Cambridge, 2011). (p. xviii)