The Consuming Body
By (author) Pasi Falk
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Consuming Body by Pasi Falk
Book DescriptionThis book provides a fascinating examination of the relationship between consumption, the idea of the body and the formation of the self. In tracing these connections, The Consuming Body develops a profile of individuality in the late twentieth century - in both its bodily and mental aspects. Pasi Falk offers a major synthesis and critical assessment of the debates surrounding the body, the self and contemporary consumer culture. The author explores two fundamental issues for modern social theory - the delineation of modern consumption and the body's historically changing position in various cultural orders. In the course of his argument he examines both metaphors of consumption and investigates the issues of representation in advertising and pornography. The author is concerned throughout with the contingent nature of definitions of the body as well as with the culturally and historically specific notions of the self and its boundaries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803989740
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Jul-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pasi Falk
Hitting the Jackpot, Paperback (October 1999)
This is a study of Finnish Lotto winners, aiming to reveal the changes taking place in consumer behaviour when economic resources are suddenly and unpredictably multiplied.
Shopping Experience, Paperback (August 1997)» View all books by Pasi Falk
Intends to theorize shopping as an autonomous realm. This title avoids the reductionist characteristics of economics and marketing. It also contains an appendix which gives a brief history and selected literature of shopping.
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Author Biography - Pasi Falk
Pasi Falk is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki
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