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The Sociology of Consumption: An Introduction / Edition 1

The Sociology of Consumption: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Peter Corrigan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761950117

ISBN-13: 9780761950110

Pub. Date: 11/24/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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

Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Introduction
Advents of the Consuming Society
Theoretical Approaches to Consumption
Objects, Commodities and Non-Commodities
Shops and Shopping
The Department Store
Advertising
Women's Magazines
The Home
Food and Drink
Tourism
The Body
Clothing and Fashion
Conclusion

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