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1. Definition and scholarly discussion

1.1. Lifestyle

1.1.1. Theory c. 1900

The term lifestyle appeared in the early 20th century and became broadly influential in the social and cultural sciences in the 1970s: understood as a phenomenon of consumer society, namely as any distinctive and therefore recognizable mode of living [33] that finds expression in consumption. Works by Max Weber, Georg Simmel, and Thorstein Veblens introduced the concept, …

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Saurer, Edith, “Lifestyle”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023214>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801

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