Consumer Society

ISBN-10: 1565845986
ISBN-13: 9781565845985
Edition: 2000
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 8/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Consumer Society Critique
The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception
The Dependence Effect
The Sexual Sell
... Images Without Bottom ...
The Social Organization of Symbols
The Ideological Genesis of Needs
Advertising in the Age of Accelerated Meaning
Hunger as Ideology
Consumption and Lived Experience
Object as Image: The Italian Scooter Cycle
Touching Greatness: The Central Midwest Barry Manilow Fan Club
The Act of Reading the Romance: Escape and Instruction
Consumption and Social Inequality
Conspicuous Consumption
The Aesthetic Sense as the Sense of Distinction
Does Cultural Capital Structure American Consumption?
False Connections
Toy Theory: Black Barbie and the Deep Play of Difference
The Liberatory Dimensions of Consumer Society
Two Cheers for Materialism
Feminism and Fashion
Shopping for Pleasure: Malls, Power, and Resistance
The Tendency of Capitalism to Commodify
The Fetishism of the Commodity and Its Secret
Eating the Other: Desire and Resistance
The Coolhunt
Advertising as Cultural Criticism: Bill Bernbach versus the Mass Society
New Critiques of Consumer Society
Voluntary Simplicity and the New Global Challenge
Culture Jamming
A New Kind of Rag Trade?
Towards a New Politics of Consumption
Why Consumption Matters
Ecology and New Work: Excess Consumption and the Job System
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