Consumption / Edition 1

Consumption / Edition 1

by Alan Aldridge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745625304

ISBN-13: 9780745625300

Pub. Date: 09/29/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Alan Aldridge analyses the relationship between the rise of consumerism and the transformation of the world of work. The author shows how for many, fulfilment is no longer sought from work but from consumption. He examines whether the consumer society has delivered on its many promises.  See more details below

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Alan Aldridge analyses the relationship between the rise of consumerism and the transformation of the world of work. The author shows how for many, fulfilment is no longer sought from work but from consumption. He examines whether the consumer society has delivered on its many promises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745625300
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/29/2003
Series:
Polity Key Concepts in the Social Sciences Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Consumption as a Key Concept1
2Production and Consumption28
3Consumer Society: Utopia or Dystopia?53
4Living in Consumer Society86
5McDonaldization and Disneyization110
6Consumer Activism132
References156
Index166

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