The Myth of Consumerism

The Myth of Consumerism

by Conrad Lodziak
     
 

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''... brilliantly original ... brings cultural and post-colonial theory to bear on a wide range of authors with great skill and sensitivity.' Terry Eagleton

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''... brilliantly original ... brings cultural and post-colonial theory to bear on a wide range of authors with great skill and sensitivity.' Terry Eagleton

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Lodziak's delightful tome takes to task the myth of joyful, willful consumerism as it's perpetuated in the field of cultural studies. Tracing the ideas common to the field, Lodziak (no academic affiliation is indicated) questions the very roots of cultural studies ideology then proposes an alternate view of the phenomenon of shopping within the present capitalist society. Distributed by Stylus Publishing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745317618
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
01/20/2002
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Eleanor Byrne is a Lecturer in post-Colonial Literature at University College Worcester and writes on aspects of culture and postcoloniality. Martin McQuillan is Pro-Dean of Research in the Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communication at the University of Leeds. He is the author, along with Eleanor Byrne, of Deconstructing Disney (Pluto, 1999), Paul de Man (2000) and editor of Deconstruction: A Reader (2000), The Narrative Reader (2000), and Theorising Muriel Spark: Gender, Race, Deconstruction (2002) and co-editor of Post-Theory: New Directions in Criticism (1999).

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