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Consumerism by Steven Miles

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This book provides an introduction to the historical and theoretical foundations of consumerism. It then moves on to examine the experience of consumption in the areas of space and place, technology, fashion, 'popular' music and sport. Throughout, the author brings a critical perspective to bear upon the subject, thus providing a reliable and stimulating guide to a complex and many-sided field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761952152
ISBN-10: 0761952152
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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This significant book focuses on the ability of cultural investment to meet the rhetoric of social inclusion, and the extent to which it offers sustainable solutions to the problems of the city.

Consuming Cities by Steven Miles Consuming Cities, Paperback (August 2004)

Contemporary urban consumption touches the everyday lives of most citizens and permeates discussion of society and culture today. Consuming Cities looks at this topic from perspectives in both sociology and cultural theory, drawing together references from mainstream and also less obvious sources in both literatures.

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Author Biography - Steven Miles

Steve joined Brighton from the University of Liverpool where he was part of the management group of Impacts 08, the research programme designed to assess the social, cultural and economic impacts of European Capital of Culture. Perhaps the most bizarre experience of his academic career was presenting the proposal for Impacts 08 to a panel chaired by Loyd Grossman. Steve previously worked at Northumbria University where he was Head of Research for the Centre for Cultural Policy and Management and where he conducted a large-scale research project into the impact of cultural investment on Newcastle Gateshead Quayside. Many years previously Steve undertook his PhD in the Behavioural Sciences Department at the University of Huddersfield in which he was concerned with the relationship between consumption and identity amongst young people.

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