The Nineteenth-century Child and Consumer Culture
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Business & Economics - 239 pages
This collection addresses the roles assigned to children in the context of 19th-century consumer culture. Topics include toys and middle-class childhood, boyhood and toy theater, child performers on the Victorian stage, gender, sexuality and consumerism, and imperialism in adventure fiction.
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