Sociology of Taste

ISBN-10: 0415132959

ISBN-13: 9780415132954

Edition: 1997

Authors: Jukka Gronow

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Fashion has extended its influence over various fields of social life and, together with taste, become central to understanding the inner dynamics of modern life. This book examines the role of taste in society.
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Book details

List price: $67.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/12/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Elizabeth Shove is Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University. Frank Trentmann is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. Richard Wilk is Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Indiana University.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Need, Taste and Pleasure - or understanding modern consumption
Philosophical Aesthetics and the Refinement of Taste
Luxury, Kitsch and Fashion
Taste and Fashion
The Beauty of Social Forms
Conclusion: The aesthetic sociology and the aestheticization of everyday life
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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