Readings: 1. USSR and Eastern Europe: Julie Hessler, “Cultured Trade: the Stalinist turn towards consumerism” in Fitzpatrick,
Stalinism: New Directions, pp. 182-209
David Crowley, “Warsaw’s Shops, Stalinism and the Thaw,” in Reid and Crowley eds., Style and Socialism, pp. 25-48.
2. France/Italy Victoria de Grazia, “Changing Consumption Regimes in Europe, 1930-1970: Comparative Perspectives on the Distribution Problem” in Getting and Spending, edited by Susan Strasser, Charles McGovern and Matthias Judt, pp. 59-84
Geoffrey Crossick and Serge Jaumain,. “The world of the department store: distribution, culture and social change” in their Cathedrals of Consumption Ellen Furlough, “French Consumer Cooperation, 1885-1930: From the ‘Third Pillar’ of Socialism to ‘A Movement for All Consumers,” in Consumers Against Capitalism?, eds. Furlough and Carl Strikwerda, pp. 173-190.