The Sociology of Consumption: An Introduction

The Sociology of Consumption: An Introduction

by Peter Corrigan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761950109

ISBN-13: 9780761950103

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761950103
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/24/1997
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Introduction: Advents of the Consuming Society1
2Theoretical Approaches to Consumption17
3Objects, Commodities and Non-commodities33
4Shops and Shopping: the Department Store50
5Advertising66
6Women's Magazines81
7The Home96
8Food and Drink115
9Tourism132
10The Body147
11Clothing and Fashion161
12Conclusion177
References183
Index189

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