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The sociology of consumption - Peter Corrigan

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Title
The sociology of consumption - an introduction
Author
Peter Corrigan
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
SAGE
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19970915

This lucid
introduction to the sociology of consumerism examines the relationship between production and consumption in late capitalist societies. The historical and theoretical discussion provides the student with the tools to examine key themes in the sociology of consumption.

After a detailed historical overview of the advent of consumer society, Peter Corrigan examines theoretical accounts of consumption and consumer practice, including: Veblen and conspicuous consumption; Mary Douglas on the world of goods; Jean Baudrillard on the system of objects; and Pierre Bourdieu on cultural capital.

This historical and theoretical discussion provides the student with the tools to examine key themes in the sociology of consumption.

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Peter Corrigan lectures in the Department of Sociology at the University of New England, Australia

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Consumption (Economics) - Social aspects.|Advertising - Social aspects.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
197

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