Browse All Categories
Study Aids Science and Math Computers and Technology Business and Economics Politics and Social Sciences Fiction Nonfiction Children’s Books

The Saturated Society

1st Edition

Governing Risk & Lifestyles in Consumer Culture

Pekka Sulkunen
eISBN-13: 9780857026316

eBook Features

  • Read your book anywhere, on any device, through RedShelf's cloud based eReader.
  • Built-in study tools include highlights, study guides, annotations, definitions, flashcards, and collaboration.
  • The publisher of this book allows a portion of the content to be used offline.
  • The publisher of this book allows a portion of the content to be printed.
  • The publisher of this book allows a portion of the content to be copied and pasted into external tools and documents.
Rent or Buy from $ 44.00 USD
Note: We do not guarantee supplemental material with textbooks (e.g. CD's, Music, DVD's, Access Code, or Lab Manuals)

Additional Book Details

How can policy makers justify public intervention into private life? And why does this interference often translate into contradictory or non-reflexive politics on lifestyles?



This engaging title discusses the social, cultural and policy consequences of these conditions as well as showing the effect of agency and choice upon regulation.



The book critically examines:



- Neo-Liberal ideology and the free market


- The Sociology of Modernity


- The New Consumer Society


- Citizenship in Mass Society


- The power of Autonomy


- The interaction of Regulation and Agency



It provides a developed 'genealogical' account of society, is enriched by original case-studies, and engages with a broad range of traditional approaches and sources - including the work of Ulrich Beck, Anthony Giddens, Adam Smith and Pierre Bourdieu.



This well researched and thought-provoking work will be of interest to students of social policy and sociology as well as policy-makers and field workers.

Sold By SAGE Publications
ISBNs 9780761959427, 9780761959410, 9780857026316, 0857026313
Language English
Number of Pages 225
Edition 1st