Encyclopedia of the Consumer Movement

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Encyclopedia of the Consumer Movement
Encyclopedia of the consumer movement.jpg
Author 168 authors, Stephen Brobeck is editor
Country United States
Subject Consumer movement
Genre Reference work
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Publication date
Pages 274
ISBN 0-87436-987-8
LC Class HC79.C63E53 1997

The Encyclopedia of the Consumer Movement is a 1997 encyclopedia edited by Stephen Brobeck and which describes the history of the consumer movement and other topics related to consumerism.


The work contains 198 entries written by 168 authors.[1] The scope is the history, activities, interests, legislation, and actors in the twentieth century consumer movement.[1] Focuses of the work include 40 articles each describing the consumer movement in a different country, various articles on specific actions undertaken by consumer activists, and descriptions of the interests of specific populations or demographics in the consumer movement.[1]

The authors include established persons from academia, government, activism, and regulatory organizations who wrote entries summarizing their own fields of expertise.[2]


One reviewer called the work "the only comprehensive reference source of its kind."[1] Another said that "In its depth, breadth, scholarship, and readability, this volume will be considered the standard reference source for many years".[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Carsky, Mary L. (Spring 1999). "Encyclopedia of the Consumer Movement". Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. 18 (1): 130–133. 
  2. ^ a b Apple, Rima D. (Dec 22, 1999). "Encyclopedia of the Consumer Movement". Journal of Consumer Affairs. 33 (2): 438. 
  • Bleich, Lisa (May 1998). "Reviews: Nonfiction". Book Report. 17 (1): 44. 
  • Crawford, Gregory A; Kohl, David F. (1998). "no title". Reference & User Services Quarterly. 38 (2): 196. 

External links[edit]

Official website