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Consumer culture [electronic resource] : history, theory and politics / Roberta Sassatelli.

By: Sassatelli, Roberta.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, 2007Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (vi, 237 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781848607279 (electronic bk.); 184860727X (electronic bk.).Uniform titles: Consumo, cultura e societ�a. English Subject(s): Consumption (Economics) | Consumers -- Attitudes | Marketing -- Social aspects | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | Konsumgesellschaft | Verbraucherverhalten | Soziologische TheorieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Consumer culture.DDC classification: 306.3 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The rise of consumer culture. Capitalism and the consumer revolution ; The cultural production of economic value -- Theories of consumer agency. Utility and social competition ; Needs, manipulation and simulation ; Taste, identity and practices -- The politics of consumption. Representations and consumerism ; Commodities and consumers ; Contexts of consumption.
Summary: Showing the culture & institutional processes that have brought the notion of the 'consumer' to life, 'Consumer Culture' guides the reader on a comprehensive journey through the history of how we have come to understand ourselves as consumers in a consumer society & reveals the profound ambiguities & ambivalences inherent within.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [204]-229) and index.

Translation of: Consumo, cultura e societ�a.

The rise of consumer culture. Capitalism and the consumer revolution ; The cultural production of economic value -- Theories of consumer agency. Utility and social competition ; Needs, manipulation and simulation ; Taste, identity and practices -- The politics of consumption. Representations and consumerism ; Commodities and consumers ; Contexts of consumption.

Showing the culture & institutional processes that have brought the notion of the 'consumer' to life, 'Consumer Culture' guides the reader on a comprehensive journey through the history of how we have come to understand ourselves as consumers in a consumer society & reveals the profound ambiguities & ambivalences inherent within.

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