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This is 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. He 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803989740
ISBN-10: 0803989741
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Jul-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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