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- DescriptionThe Consumer Society Reader is the most substantial collection to date on contemporary and classic literature on consumption and consumer society. It introduces students and researchers to the topics, themes, and preoccupations of twentieth-century consumer culture. Part I introduces some of the important theoretical and conceptual material through which we have come to appreciate the dominant themes of our consumer society. Contributions from a range of thinkers - Pierre Bourdieu, Dick Hebdige, and Michel de Certeau, among others - give special attention to the nature of human needs, their satisfaction, and the broad implications of the provision of social and material goods by a capitalist means of production. Part II chronicles the evolution of the modern consumer society from its inception to the present day. Contemporary and popular writers, including John Kenneth Galbraith, Vance Packard, and Jean Baudrillard chart the dynamism of consumer society: its many changing social, cultural, ecomic, and political turns over time: and the spirited responses it has provoked from critics.
- Author Biography<b>Martyn J. Lee</b> is Senior Lecturer at Coventry University and teaches communication, culture, and media. He has been actively engaged in research around a variety of aspects concerning consumer society and consumption for a number of years. His publications include<i> Consumer Culture Reborn</i> (1993) and<i> The Rise and Fall of Fordist Modernity</i> (forthcoming).
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication24/12/1999
- SubjectCultural Studies
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBlackwell Publishers
- Content Note0
- Weight626 g
- Width179 mm
- Height252 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byMartyn J. Lee
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