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Introduction

  • Mark Staniforth
Part of the The Plenum Series in Underwater Archaeology book series (SSUA)

Abstract

The principal aim of this book is to consider aspects of the ways in which a consumer society became established in the Australian colonies from the earliest days of British settlement until approximately the middle of the nineteenth century. The establishment of a consumer society in Australia was a part of the wider processes of colonial expansion and colonization by European powers from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries. This book examines some of the material culture-related aspects of what John Brewer and Roy Porter have described as “one of the special features of modern Western societies … the capacity to create and sustain a consumer economy and the consumers to go with it” (Brewer and Porter, 1993: 1).

Keywords

Consumer Good Material Culture Material Good Cultural Attitude British Coloni 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Staniforth
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  1. 1.Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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