The Eclipse of 'elegant Economy'

The Eclipse of 'elegant Economy'

The Impact of the Second World War on Attitudes to Personal Finance in Britain

eBook - 2012
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With concepts of 'austerity' very much in the news, this book takes a fresh look at attitudes to consumption, consumerism and personal finance in Britain during the middle decades of the twentieth century. It argues that the pre-War fear of debt and social disdain for conspicuous consumption was replaced during the 1940s and 1950s by widespread acceptance of a consumer society. As the financial woes of the 21st century force a reassessment of the sustainability of a consumer-based society, this book provides a timely reminder of how attitudes to personal finance are of greater significance to.
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2012
ISBN: 9781409439738
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 235 pages) : illustrations


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