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Sugar and Spice : Grocers and Groceries in Provincial England, 1650-1830,9780199577927
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Sugar and Spice : Grocers and Groceries in Provincial England, 1650-1830

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1/6/2013
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Oxford University Press, USA
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Summary

Consumers in eighteenth-century England were firmly embedded in an expanding world of goods, one that incorporated a range of novel foods (tobacco, chocolate, coffee, and tea) and new supplies of more established commodities, including sugar, spices, and dried fruits. Much has been written about the attraction of these goods, which went from being novelties or expensive luxuries in the mid-seventeenth century to central elements of the British diet a century or so later. They have been linked to the rise of Britain as a commercial and imperial power, whilst their consumption is seen as transforming many aspects of British society and culture, from mealtimes to gender identity. Despite this huge significance to ideas of consumer change, we know remarkably little about the everyday processes through which groceries were sold, bought, and consumed. In tracing the lines of supply that carried groceries from merchants to consumers,Sugar and Spicereveals how changes in retailing and shopping were central to the broader transformation of consumption and consumer practices, but also questions established ideas about the motivations underpinning consumer choices. It demonstrates the dynamic nature of eighteenth-century retailing; the importance of advertisements in promoting sales and shaping consumer perceptions, and the role of groceries in making shopping an everyday activity. At the same time, it shows how both retailers and their customers were influenced by the practicalities and pleasures of consumption. They were active agents in consumer change, shaping their own practices rather than caught up in a single socially-inclusive cultural project such as politeness or respectability.

Author Biography


Jon Stobart has published widely on the history of consumption, retailing, and leisure in eighteenth-century England, and has particular interests in the spatiality of consumption and the operation of the second-hand market.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ancient and modern: the grocery trade in early-modern England
A new world of goods: groceries in the long eighteenth century
From colony to counter: networks of supply
Geographies of selling: the grocery trades in provincial towns
Selling spaces: display and storage of groceries
Selling groceries: service, credit, and price
Exotic, empire, or everyday? Advertising groceries
Baskets of goods: customers and shopping practices
Tea and cakes: consuming groceries
Groceries and changing domestic material culture
Conclusions
Bibliography
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