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History of Consumption and Fashion

Based on a class on the history of fashion in the United States and Europe.


This libguide offers research strategies for the broad topic of consumption, but starts with the narrower topic of fashion history.

Encyclopedias and Guides

Subject Headings

Subject headings are tags that are attached to library materials, allowing users to see everything tagged with that subject. Here are some subject headings relevant for consumption.

  • Consumer
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Consumers' preferences -- United States [or other location]
  • Consumption [Economics] -- History
  • Clothing and dress -- History
  • Clothing and dress -- United States -- History
  • Fashion -- History
  • Fashion -- United States -- History