Ordinary Lifestyles: Popular Media, Consumption, and Taste

Ordinary Lifestyles: Popular Media, Consumption, and Taste

by David Bell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335215505

ISBN-13: 9780335215508

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Open University Press

An exploration of how the ‘lifestyle industry” influences our culture



There are now more “lifestyle” books, magazines, websites, and radio and TV shows than ever, focusing on topics such as cookery, gardening, travel, and home improvement. This collection of new essays explores how lifestyle media influence contemporary taste

Overview

An exploration of how the ‘lifestyle industry” influences our culture



There are now more “lifestyle” books, magazines, websites, and radio and TV shows than ever, focusing on topics such as cookery, gardening, travel, and home improvement. This collection of new essays explores how lifestyle media influence contemporary taste and cultures.



Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335215508
Publisher:
Open University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. Ordinary Lifestyles
SECTION I: MEDIA FORM AND INDUSTRY
2. From Television Lifestyle to Lifestyle Television
3. Whose Lifestyle is it Anyway?
4. Recipes for Living: Martha Stewart and the New American Subject
SECTION II: HOME FRONT
5. Home Truths?
6. Monoculture versus Multiculinarism: Trouble in the Aussie Kitchen
7. Cookbooks as Manuals of Taste
SECTION III: THE GREAT OUTDOORS
8. It was Beautiful Before You Changed it All: Class, Taste and the Transformative Aesthetics of the Garden Lifestyle Media
9. Entertaining Tourists: Television Holiday Programmes, Performance, and the Tourist Destination
10. Holidays of a Lifestyle: Representations of Pleasure in Gay and Lesbian Holiday Promotions
11. Countryside Formats and Ordinary Lifestyles
SECTION IV: LEARNING LIFESTYLES
12. It’s a Girl Thing: Teenage Magazines, Lifestyle and Consumer Culture
13. Gender, Childhood and Consumer Culture
14. A Taste for Science: Inventing the Young in the National Interest
SECTION V: WORK/LIFE BALANCING
15. Sabotage, Slack and the Zinester Search for Non-Alienated Labour
16. The Worst Things in the World: Life Events Checklists in Popular Stress Management Texts
17. Thinking Habits and the Ordering of Life
Bibliography

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