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Consumption free pdf Consumption is a core issue for all disciplines studying 'culture and society'. This four-volume set covers such diverse issues as food, environment and housing in terms of society's seemingly insatiable lust for consumption. "Volume One: The Shaping of the Field" includes classic and recent theoretical essays of lasting significance for the discipline and for the critique of consumer behaviour, by such influential voices such as Jean Baudrillard and Theodor Adorno. "Volume Two: Acquisition" deals with how people get what they consume. "Volume Three: Appropriation" draws from anthropology, sociology and cultural studies to expound on the central idea of appropriation, capturing the importance of people 'domesticating' mass-produced and alien products, converting them into items with personal meanings and using and appreciating them for their own purposes. "Volume Four: Appreciation" unpacks the frameworks of understanding acceptable conduct grounded in moral and social judgments of symbolic value.

About Alan Warde

Alan Warde is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. He has worked in the sociology of consumption over the last 15 years and has published extensively on the topic. He was Co-Director of the ESRC Centre for Research in Innovation and Competition, between 1999 and 2007, where he was responsible for a programme of research on consumption. He has written a dozen books and edited a further eleven.

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Author : Alan Warde
Publisher : SAGE Publications Ltd
Data Published : 19 August 2010
ISBN : 1848606338
EAN : 9781848606333
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 1808 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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