Jewish Consumer Cultures in 19th and 20th Century Europe and America
May 7-9, 2015
(co-sponsored by the Max Kade Institute)
While the so-called economic turn in Jewish history has opened up new perspectives on both Jewish political, social, and cultural history and modern economic history, consumption and consumer culture remain relatively understudied topics. This is quite surprising because consumption has played a crucial role in the formation of Jewish identities and practices in many historical and geographic contexts, and consumer culture has been a rapidly growing field of historical and social scientific enquiry for some years now. The conference “Jewish Consumer Cultures in 19th and 20th Century Europe and America” focused on this promising and challenging field of research.
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