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L'histoire de la distribution : un chantier inachevé

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  • Alain Chatriot
  • Marie-Emmanuelle Chessel
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    [fre] L'histoire de la distribution est un objet passionnant mais encore peu étudié par les historiens français. En proposant un tableau des travaux existants, cet article veut ouvrir une série de pistes de recherches possibles. Si l'épopée des grands magasins français au XIXe siècle est connue, on a trop peu analysé l'influence des États-Unis sur les mutations du grand commerce dans la première moitié du XXe siècle. La «révolution de l'hypermarché» a plus été proclamée qu'approchée avec un regard d'historien. Le projet d'une histoire de la distribution en France se doit d'être à la fois une histoire des entreprises, des évolutions sociales, du rôle de l'État et des mutations culturelles dans un contexte de plus en plus mondialisé. [eng] This is a review article on the history of retailing, which has not been studied in France as much as in other countries. Indeed, one knows quite well the history of French department stores in the 19th century, but the influence of the United States on French retailing or the "invention" of the supermarket in France are for instance less known. A program of research on the history of retailing in France should take into account not only business practices but also social, political and cultural evolutions.

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    Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Histoire, économie et société.

    Volume (Year): 25 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 67-82

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    Handle: RePEc:prs:hiseco:hes_0752-5702_2006_num_25_1_2581

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