Consumption Reader by David B. Clarke
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Consumption Reader
By David B. Clarke

The Consumption Reader


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Consumption Reader by David B. Clarke

Book Description

Consumption affects every aspect of the contemporary world, from the most intimate moments of everyday life to the great geopolitical struggles that have been set in train by the forces of globalization. Consumer culture has recast the world in its own image, and we are only just beginning to make sense of the enormous social, political, economic, moral, and environmental implications. By drawing from the arts, humanities, and social sciences, The Consumption Reader presents the history and geography of consumer societies, the social and political aspects of consumer culture, and the discourses and practices of consumption. It focuses in particular on the subjects, objects, spaces, and technologies of consumer societies, and provides an accessible insight into the theoretical debates that surround the interest in consumption and consumerism. This reader offers an essential selection of the best work on the Consumer Society. The material is arranged to develop the student's knowledge through a logical progression, but it may also be read selectively to aid understanding of key issues, ideas, and authors. Students will appreciate its scope, clarity and ease of use, and the engaging, surprising, and thought provoking manner in which it brings together a diverse range of topics and theoretical perspectives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415213769
ISBN-10: 0415213762
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 189mm x 22mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David B. Clarke

David B. Clarke is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Leeds, Marcus A.Doel is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Wales, Swansea and Kate Housiaux is Marketing Officer of the John Hansard Gallery at the University of Southampton.

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