Consumption Reader

ISBN-10: 0415213770

ISBN-13: 9780415213776

Edition: 2003

Authors: David B. Clarke, Kate M. L. Housiaux, Marcus A. Doel

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Drawing from the arts, humanities, and social sciences, 'The Consumption Reader' presents the history and geography of consumer societies, the social and political aspects of consumer culture and the discourses and practices of consumption.
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Book details

List price: $70.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

General Introduction
History Introduction
onsumption in early modern social thought
The consumer revolution of eighteenth-century England
Consumerism and the Industrial Revolution
Traditional and modern hedonism
Industrialism, consumerism, and power
The governance of consumption
Societies of consumers and consumer societies
Geography Introduction
Night life
What's modern about the modern world-system?
The Empire's old clothes
Plurality of taste
The world on a plate
The 'consumption' of tourism
A new look at gentrification
Urban lifestyles
Subjects and identity Introduction
Consumer sovereignty
The consumer's revolt
Subculture and style
Subcultures or neo-tribes?
Consumption and class
The body in consumer culture
Commerce and femininity
The three-body problem and the end of the world
Objects and Technology Introduction
The genealogy of advertising
Where are the missing masses?
Rodchenko in Paris
Toys
The Hoover in the garden
The two-way mirror
'We know who you are and we know where you live'
Theory Introduction
The gift and potlatch
Sacrifices and the wars of the Aztecs
Pecuniary emulation
The philosophy of fashion
Classes and classifications
Consumption and production
The ideological genesis of needs
The practice of everyday life
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