The Resource Seduction in the city : the birth of shopping, (videorecording)

Seduction in the city : the birth of shopping, (videorecording)

Label
Seduction in the city : the birth of shopping
Title
Seduction in the city
Title remainder
the birth of shopping
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of the department store is the cleverest invention of the industrial revolution; surprisingly the genius idea of turning wants into needs not only created consumer culture, it also, paradoxically, sowed the seeds of female emancipation. This two-part series reveals the foresight of store entrepreneurs such as Rowland H. Macy, Harry Selfridge, John Wanamaker, Aristide Boucicaut and Sidney Myer, who invented such revolutionary concepts such as easy credit, returns policies, window displays, changing rooms and Santa parades. These dynamic showmen created a theatre of shopping, and in doing so changed the world. At the store a new cast of characters emerged: multi-millionaire owners and upwardly mobile shop girls. The store inspired writers and artists, and helped nurture the aspirations of middle-class life. For the first time, shoppers of all income levels gathered at the same emporiums. The <U+0027>(3z<U+0027>(Bbargain basement<U+0027>(S3<U+0027>(B delivered egalitarian ideals while breaking down old codes of class distinction. This new commerce had an underbelly, too. Status anxiety, instant gratification, standardised sizing and debt, all entered the modern lexicon. Shopping for fun also gave rise to a new disease ? kleptomania. Some consumers desperate for goods even resorted to prostitution to pay for outstanding bills. The documentary vividly brings to life the world of the early department stores by combining rich reconstructions of archetypal characters, magical animation and illuminating expert interviews together with quirky advertisements, extraordinary diary excerpts and letters and posters of the age"--sbs.com.au
Cataloging source
VVUT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director & writer, Sally Aitken ; series producer, Sonja Armstrong
Intended audience
Rated: G
Language note
In English with subtitles
PerformerNote
Narrator: Linda Cropper
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Aitken, Sally
  • Cropper, Linda
  • Armstrong, Sonja
  • Screen Australia
  • SBS-TV
  • Special Broadcasting Service (Australia)
  • Essential Media (Firm)
  • Telfrance (Firm)
Runtime
106
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shopping
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Department stores
  • Women consumers
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Seduction in the city : the birth of shopping, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Essential Media & Entertainment, Telfrance and Screen Australia present ..."--Title screen
Contents
Episode 1. A genius idea -- Episode 2. A modern game
Control code
000047828540
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (106 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
SBS1413
System control number
(OCoLC)756818907
System details
DVD. PAL. All regions
Label
Seduction in the city : the birth of shopping, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
"Essential Media & Entertainment, Telfrance and Screen Australia present ..."--Title screen
Contents
Episode 1. A genius idea -- Episode 2. A modern game
Control code
000047828540
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (106 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
SBS1413
System control number
(OCoLC)756818907
System details
DVD. PAL. All regions

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