Cultural Spaces of the Commodity
By (author) Kevin Hetherington
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Capitalism's Eye by Kevin Hetherington
Book DescriptionCapitalism's Eye is an extremely ambitious cultural history of how people experienced commodities in the era of industrial expansion. Writing against the dominant argument that the 'society of the spectacle' emerged fully formed in the mid-nineteenth century, Kevin Hetherington explains that the emergence of a culture of mass consumption dominated by visual experience was a much slower process, not truly ascendant until after the First World War. Looking at the department stores, home life, and the great exhibitions around the turn of the last century, Capitalism's Eye promises to transform how we understand both the cultural history of capitalism in America and Europe and the historical roots of the mediated spectacle that dominates our world today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415933414
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Capitalism's Eye, Hardback (November 2004)
Presents a cultural history of how people experienced commodities in the era of industrial expansion. This work explains that the emergence of a culture of mass consumption dominated by visual experience was a much slower process, not truly ascendant until after the First World War.
Ideas of Difference, Paperback (October 1998)» View all books by Kevin Hetherington
This book introduces contemporary writing about difference through the idea of the labour of division. The contributors see divisions as artefacts that are not only produced in representations of the social but are performed as a continuous labour.
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Author Biography - Kevin Hetherington
Kevin Hetherington is Professor of Geography at Open University, UK.
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