The Authority of the Consumer

The Authority of the Consumer

by Nicholas Abercrombie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415089182

ISBN-13: 9780415089180

Pub. Date: 01/25/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415089180
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/25/1994
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Preface
Introduction1
1Scepticism, authority and the market23
2Authority and consumer society43
3Consumers, identity and belonging: reflections on some theses of Zygmunt Bauman58
4The organized consumer and consumer information co-operatives75
5Advertising: moving beyond the stereotypes91
6The limits of consumption and the post-modern 'religion' of the New Age102
7High art and the high street: the 'commerce-and-culture' debate119
8Planning a culture for the people?138
9The culture of consumption: design museums as educators or tastemakers?154
10Framing the audience for theatre166
11Citizens, charters and contracts189
12Consuming health and welfare207
13Consuming education223
14Retailing the police: corporate identity and the Met.240
15Conversationalization of public discourse and the authority of the consumer253
Name index269
Subject index274

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