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Time for Things

Labor, Leisure, and the Rise of Mass Consumption

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HARDCOVER

$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674979512

Publication Date: 01/12/2021

Text

368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 photo, 1 illus., 2 tables

World

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Puzzle
  • 3. Empirical Pattern in the United States
  • 4. A Theory of Mass Consumption as Wage-Labor Commensuration
  • 5. Economic Fairness and the Wage Labor Background
  • 6. Standardization of Consumption, Work, and Wages
  • 7. Standardizing Utility: Brands and Commercial and Legal Warranties
  • 8. Product Testing and Product Regularization
  • 9. Moral Panic about Utility: Planned Obsolescence
  • 10. Conclusion: Capitalism, Commensuration, and the Normativity of Economic Action
  • Appendix 1
  • Appendix 2
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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