Business, Enterprise, and Culture (1994-1996)

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During the academic years 1994/95 and 1995/96, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies focused on the problem of business, enterprise, and culture.

Topics Included:

  • Consumer culture
  • Cultures of thrift
  • Capitalism
  • Communism
  • Religion and enterprise
  • How consumer demand shaped definitions of normalcy and abnormalcy
  • Racial, ethnic, and gender identities and entrepreneurship
  • Nationalization and privatization
  • Reputation, status, and identity
  • Wealth and power
  • Property and labor rights

Davis Center Fellows

1994-1995

  • Sally Clarke, University of Texas at Austin
  • James Farr, Purdue University
  • Margot Finn, Emory University
  • Leonard Rosenband, Utah State University
  • Leigh Schmidt, Drew University
  • Dilip Simeon, Delhi University
  • Katherine Stone, Cornell Law School
  • Juliet Walker, University of Illinois at Urbana

1995-1996

  • Kathryn Burns, University of Florida
  • Ann Vincent Fabian, Yale University
  • Louis Galambos, Johns Hopkins University
  • Sonya Michel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Charles Perrow, Yale University
  • Thomas Philipp, Friedrich-Alexander Universitaet
  • Maya Shatzmiller, University of Western Ontario
  • Robert Vitalis, Clark University

Shelby Cullom Davis Center Volume

Trading Cultures: The Worlds of Western Merchants Edited by Jeremy Adelman and Stephen AronTrading Cultures: The Worlds of Western Merchants

Edited by Jeremy Adelman and Stephen Aron
Copyright 2001 Brepols Publishers