Consumer Society and the Postmodern City by David B. Clarke
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Consumer Society and the Postmodern City
By David B. Clarke

Consumer Society and the Postmodern City

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Consumer Society and the Postmodern City by David B. Clarke

Book Description

The fact that we inhabit a consumer society has incredibly far-reaching implications. Working through the often controversial ideas of the consumer society's most influential theorists, Jean Baudrillard and Zygmunt Bauman, this book assesses the ways in which consumerism is reshaping the nature and meaning of the city. It examines the nature of consumption and its increasing centrality to post-modern society by; *considering the development of consumerism as a central facet of social life *demonstrating that social inequalities are increasingly structured around consumption *uncovering the hidden consequences of consumerism *pondering the meaning of lifestyle *revealing how the nature of reality is changing in an age of globalization. Employing a sustained and engaging theoretical analysis, the book ranges across a variety of sometimes unexpected topics. It represents an impassioned plea for everyone interested in the social life of cities to take the notion of the consumer society - and the arguments of its major theorists - seriously.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415205146
ISBN-10: 041520514X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 247mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Jean Baudrillard by David B. Clarke Jean Baudrillard, Hardback (September 2008)

Jean Baudrillard was one of the most influential, radical, and visionary thinkers. Employing Baudrillard's key concepts, such as simulation, disappearance, and symbolic exchange, and deploying his most radical strategies, such as escalation, seduction, and fatality, this volume analyses art, politics, laughter, and terror.

Consumption Reader by David B. Clarke Consumption Reader, Hardback (May 2003)

Consumption affects every aspect of the contemporary world. This Reader offers an essential selection of the best work on the Consumer Society.

Consumer Society and the Postmodern City by David B. Clarke Consumer Society and the Postmodern City, Paperback (April 2003)

Working through the often controversial ideas of the consumer society's most influential theorists, Jean Baudrillard and Zygmunt Bauman, this book assesses the ways in which consumerism is reshaping the nature and meaning of the city.

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Author Biography - David B. Clarke

David B. Clarke is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Leeds

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