This volume presents a critical overview of major sociological approaches to the process of consumption, in both modern and postmodern societies. It develops an analysis of consumption as a socio-cultural process, and of the ideology of consumerism.
This book analyzes the main post-war features of consumption. It traces the historical development of consumption and discusses the major contributions made by sociologists in discussing the subject. Robert Bocock is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Open University.
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Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The emergence of modern consumption 2. Theorizing consumption 3. Consumption and the symbolic 4. Desires, identity and consumption Conclusion Bibliography
Consumption by Robert Bocock
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