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'Bargain hunt? Selling secondhand, c.1600 to the present

'Bargain hunt? Selling secondhand, c.1600 to the present

Pennell, Sara ORCID: 0000-0002-2594-4601 (2018) 'Bargain hunt? Selling secondhand, c.1600 to the present. In: Stobart, Jon and Howard, Vicki, (eds.) The Routledge Companion to the History of Retailing. Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting . Routledge, pp. 80-98. ISBN 9781138675087

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This 9000-word chapter provides an international overview of the varied structures and processes of second-hand retailing in Europe and North America, from 1600-2000. The chapter draws on original research, as well as providing a synthesis of existing scholarship, to argue that second-hand retail was, for much of this period, far more segmented and widely experienced than previously thought; and that moving beyond the areas of second-hand exchange which have dominated the scholarship to date (textiles/clothing; and high-end 'antiquities' and fine art), provides a more complex map of engagement on the part of consumers, with 'used' goods.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Second-hand, history of retailing, auctions, auctioneers, consumption, selling
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