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Beyond Consumer Capitalism: Media and the Limits to Imagination / Edition 1

Beyond Consumer Capitalism: Media and the Limits to Imagination / Edition 1

by Justin Lewis
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ISBN-13: 9780745650241
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/23/2013
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Justin Lewis is Professor of Communication and Head of the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements page vii

1 Introduction: The problems of consumer capitalism in thetwenty-first century – and why we find it so
difficult to appreciate them 1

Part I Stretching beyond its limits: The tired machinery ofconsumer capitalism

2 Consumer capitalism as a cul-de-sac 15

3 The environmental, economic and social constraints of consumercapitalism 26

Part II Selling stories

4 The insatiable age 53

5 Tales of sales: The politics of advertising 70

Part III Reporting consumer capitalism

6 Disposable news and democracy: Rethinking the way we reportthe world 93

7 Disposable news, consumerism and growth 111

Part IV Waste and retrieval

8 Obsessed with obsolescence: Confusing hyperconsumption withprogress 133

9 Imagining a different world 154

Notes 177

References 205

Index 223

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