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The Sociology of Consumption

1st Edition

An Introduction

Peter Corrigan
eISBN-13: 9781446238844

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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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ISBNs 9780761950110, 9780761950110, 9780761950110, 9780761950103, 9780761950103, 9781446238844, 9780857021854, 1446238849
Language eng
Number of Pages 208
Edition 1st