The University of Pittsburgh Press recently published Dr. Marjorie Hilton’s “Selling to the Masses: Consumer Culture in Russia, 1880 to 1930” as part of the “Pitt Series in Russian and European Studies.” Hilton is an assistant professor of history at Murray State University.
The Pittsburgh Press website describes Hilton’s book as “a captivating history of consumer culture in Russia from the 1880s to the 1930s. Hilton highlights the critical role of consumerism as a vehicle for shaping class and gender identities, modernity, urbanism, and as a mechanism of state power in the transition from tsarist autocracy to Soviet socialism.”
Hilton, one of the newest history department faculty members, received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003. A book signing for Hilton will be held in the university bookstore later in the semester.