Jean Baudrillard: Selected Writings
01 Jan 1989-The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (JSTOR)-Vol. 47, Iss: 1, pp 102
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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors discuss the politics of consumption in the nineteenth century and the right to live and the price of depression in inter-war Britain, and the new consumer: good housewives and enlightened businessmen.
Abstract: Introduction: luxury's shadow Part I. Necessity: 1. Socialism, cooperation, free trade and fair trade: the politics of consumption in the nineteenth century 2. Revolutionary shoppers: the Consumers' Council and scarcity in World War I 3. The right to live: consumer 'ideology' in inter-war Britain 4. The price of depression: consumer politics after World War I 5. Austerity to affluence: the twilight of the politics of necessity Part II. Affluence: 6. The new consumer: good housewives and enlightened businessmen 7. The professionals: the origins of the organised consumer movement 8. Individualism enshrined: the state and the consumer in the 1960s 9. The right to shop: consumerism and the economy 10. The duty of citizens: consumerism and society 11. Affluence or effluence: globalisation and ethical consumerism Conclusion: the quantity or the quality of choice.
01 Nov 2003
TL;DR: The history of the common law could be read as a history of consumer protection as discussed by the authors, with a series of landmark cases in which the consumer's rights under tort and contract have been redefined, extended and made more precise.
Abstract: Much of the history of the common law could be read as a history of consumer protection. Every first-year university law student is familiar with a series of landmark cases in which the consumer's rights under tort and contract have been redefined, extended and made more precise. If one wants to find a history of the changing concept of individual rationality, one could look no further than the definition of the ‘reasonable man’ found throughout common law judgements. In the nineteenth century, this rationality was attached to a broader ‘rugged individualism’, generally enforced by judges who adhered to the view enshrined in the principle of ‘caveat emptor’ – ‘let the buyer beware’ – in which it was up to the customer to protect his own interests. Yet there were nevertheless important developments in consumer protection throughout the century. In Gardiner v. Gray (1815), ‘caveat emptor’ was held not to apply when the buyer was unable to inspect the goods prior to purchase. In Jones v. Bright (1829), the legal principle was established that goods sold for a particular purpose must be fit for that purpose. Other cases followed relating to the freedom of contract, misrepresentations, exemption clauses, negligence and the duty of care owed by sellers and manufacturers. Most famously, the case of Carlill v. The Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. (1893) established that rewards offered in advertising amounted to specific contractual offers, enabling Mrs Carlill to claim her £100 compensation for an unsuccessful influenza treatment.
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