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- Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD), University of Wolverhampton

Dates:May 02-02, 2012
Description:CHORD Workshop "Retailing and Distribution in Hard Times: Historical Perspectives" - Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution
Location:Wolverhampton, University of Wolverhampton, Millennium City (MC) Building, City Campus South, United Kingdom
Subject:CHORD invites proposals for papers that explore retailing and distribution cultures and practices during economic downturns, busts and hard times, in Britain and beyond. Papers focusing on all historical periods and based on any methodological perspective are welcome as are papers that focus not only on the impact of poverty, but also on impoverishment and declining living standards. Themes of interest include but are not limited to: - Commercial practices and the 'economy of makeshifts' - Retailing and distribution during recessions and depressions - Wealth and luxury in hard times; consumption and 'equality of sacrifice' - The marketing of austerity - Politics and the impact of the state - The role of charities, NGOs and voluntary organisations - Consumption and commerce in hard times in the media and popular culture - Black markets, profiteering, fat cats, forestallers and engrossers [gem_ den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
JEL Code:L
URL:http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6086/hardtimes.html

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