Michael Kwass (NHC Fellow, 2001–02)

Project Title

Consumption and the World of Ideas: Consumer Revolution and Changing Conceptions of Society in Pre-Revolutionary France

University of Georgia

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2001–02

Michael Kwass wrote three articles for publication in journals that are also part of his book on Consumer Revolution and Changing Conceptions of Society in Pre-Revolutionary France: "Ordering the World of Goods: Consumer Revolution and the Reclassification of Objects in Eighteenth-Century France (forthcoming in Representations); "Consumption and the World of Ideas: Consumer Revolution and the Moral Economy of the Marquis de Mirabeau; and "Big Hair: Wigs, Fashion, and Consumer Desire in Eighteenth-Century France." His review of Philip T. Hoffman, Gilles Postel-Vinay, and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal's Priceless Markets: The Political Economy of Credit in Paris, 1660-1870 appeared in American Historical Review (vol. 107 [April 2002]).