Alternative Exchanges: Second-hand Circulations from the Sixteenth Century to Today (International Studies in Social History v. 10)

Alternative Exchanges: Second-hand Circulations from the Sixteenth Century to Today (International Studies in Social History v. 10)

By: Laurence Fontaine (editor)Hardback

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Exchanges always have more than economic significance: values circulate through the exchanges, and the encounters become institutionalized. Exploring the changing meanings of the circulation of second-hand goods from the Renaissance until today, this volume examines the blurring of boundaries between market, gifts, and charity. It describes the actors of the market - official actors such as corporations, recognized professions, and established markets - but also the subterranean circulation that develops around the need for money and that provides for numerous intermediaries, as well as for the many men and women who use these circulations in countless occasions either as sellers or as buyers.

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Laurence Fontaine studied History and Sociology in Paris-Sorbonne University and was appointed by the C.N.R.S in 1989. She has been Professor in the History Department of the European University Institute, Florence, Italy from 1995 until 2003 and is currently Directrice de recherche in the C.N.R.S., attached to the EHESS in Paris.


List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgements Introduction Laurence Fontaine Chapter 1. Second-hand Dealers in the Early Modern Low Countries: Institutions, Markets and Practices Harald Deceulaer Chapter 2. Using Things as Money: An Example from Late Renaissance Rome Renata Ago Chapter 3. Prostitution and the Circulation of Second-hand Goods in Early Modern Rome Tessa Storey Chapter 4. The Magazine of All Their PillagingA": Armies as Sites of Second-hand Exchanges during the French Wars of Religion Brian Sandberg Chapter 5. The Exchange of Second-hand Goods between Survival Strategies and BusinessA" in Eighteenth-century Paris Laurence Fontaine Chapter 6. Uses of the Used: The Conventions of Renewing and Exchanging Goods in French Provincial Aristocracy Valerie Pietri Chapter 7. The Scope and Structure of the Nineteenth-century Second-hand Trade in the Parisian Clothes Market Manuel Charpy Chapter 8. What Goes 'Round Comes 'RoundA": Second-hand Clothing, Furniture and Tools in Working-class Lives in the Interwar USA Susan Porter Benson Chapter 9. Moving On: Overlooked Aspects of Modern Collecting Jackie Goode Chapter 10. The Second-hand Car Market as a Form of Resistance Bernard Jullien Chapter 11. Utopia Postponed? The Rise and Fall of Barter Markets in Argentina, 1995-2004 Ruth Pearson Chapter 12. Charity, Commerce, Consumption: The International Second-hand Clothing Trade at the Turn of the Millennium - Focus on Zambia Karen Tranberg Hansen Conclusion Laurence Fontaine Bibliography Notes on Contributors Index

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  • publication date: 15/04/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781845452452
  • Format: Hardback
  • ID: 9781845452452
  • ISBN10: 1845452453

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