The Sociology of Consumption: An Introduction / Edition 1

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Overview

This lucid introduction to the sociology of consumerism examines the relationship between production and consumption in late capitalist societies. The historical and theoretical discussion provides the student with the tools to examine key themes in the sociology of consumption.

After a detailed historical overview of the advent of consumer society, Peter Corrigan examines theoretical accounts of consumption and consumer practice, including: Veblen and conspicuous consumption; Mary Douglas on the world of goods; Jean Baudrillard on the system of objects; and Pierre Bourdieu on cultural capital.

This historical and theoretical discussion provides the student with the tools to examine key themes in the socio

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761950110
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/24/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Corrigan lectures in the Department of Sociology at the University of New England, Australia

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 Introduction: Advents of the Consuming Society 1
2 Theoretical Approaches to Consumption 17
3 Objects, Commodities and Non-commodities 33
4 Shops and Shopping: the Department Store 50
5 Advertising 66
6 Women's Magazines 81
7 The Home 96
8 Food and Drink 115
9 Tourism 132
10 The Body 147
11 Clothing and Fashion 161
12 Conclusion 177
References 183
Index 189
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