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Politics and Pleasures of Consuming Differently by Kate Soper
Book DescriptionThis volume casts a critical eye on representations and practices of consumption in the Western world. It offers a unique contemporary perspective on the themes of counter-consumerism, ecological crisis and sustainability that are rising fast on the political and cultural agenda.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230537286
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kate Soper
Citizenship and Consumption, Hardback (December 2007)
This book provides a timely forum for current thinking on consumption and citizenship, exploring overlaps and tensions between them. Experts from history, theory, media studies, law, and civil society, retrieve alternative traditions of consumption and citizenship in West and East, and evaluate the civic prospects of consumption for the future.
Wooden Eyes, Hardback (June 2001)
Ginzburg addresses the question: "What is the exact distance that permits us to see things as they are?" He reflects on themes of feeling astray, of familiarization and defamiliarization, going on to consider the concepts of perspective, representation, imagery, and myth, and the recurring issue of the opposition between Jews and Christians.
What is Nature?, Paperback (July 1995)» View all books by Kate Soper
* An exploration of one of the thorniest, and most important, questions of contemporary social and political thought* Written in lively and accessbile style, this will appeal to a wide scholarly and educated audience. .
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Author Biography - Kate Soper
SAM BINKLEY is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Emerson College, Boston, USA SIMON BLANCHARD is Senior Lecturer in Democracy and Media in the School of Cultural Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK MARIUS DE GEUS is Senior Lecturer in the Political Science Department at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands RICHARD KERRIDGE is Head of Postgraduate Studies in English Literature and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, UK JO LITTLER is Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University, London, UK MARTIN RYLE is Reader in the Centre for Continuing Education and the English Department at the University of Sussex, UK ROBERTA SASSATELLI is Associate Professor of Cultural Sociology at the University of Milan, Italy GILL SEYFANG is a Research Councils UK Academic Fellow in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, UK JULIET SOLOMON works in Transport Research and Consultancy at the London Metropolitan University, UK KATE SOPER is Professor of Philosophy at the Institute for the Study of European Transformations at London Metropolitan University, UK LYN THOMAS is Deputy Director of the Institute for the Study of European Transformations at London Metropolitan University, UK
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