Center for Interdisziplinary Research

The Making of the Consumer

Knowledge, Power and Identity in the Modern World


Edited by Frank Trentmann

Oxford: Berg 2006, 318 pages, ISBN 1-84520-249-X

Emanating from the ZiF: Workshop Knowing Consumers from February 27 - 28, 2004.


  • F. Trentmann: Knowing Consumers - Histories, Identities, Practices: An Introduction
  • D. Winch: The Problematic Status of the Consumer in Orthodox Economic Thought
  • F. Trentmann & V. Taylor: From Users to Consumers: Water Politics in Nineteenth-Century London
  • M.E. Chessel: Women and the Ethics of Consumption in France at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: The Ligue Sociale d'Acheteurs
  • M. Everson: Legal Constructions of the Consumer

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