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Cultural Consumption in Everyday Life By John Storey

Cultural Consumption in Everyday Life
by John Storey

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This book explores the consumption of culture from the postdisciplinary perspective of cultural studies. It provides a critical map of the field, bringing together work on reception theory in literary studies and philosophy, work on consumer culture in anthropology and sociology, and work on media audiences within media studies and sociology.
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Cultural Consumption in Everyday Life by John Storey

Cultural consumption is one of the key activities of everyday life: it says who we are or who we would like to be, it can produce and maintain particular lifestyles, it can promise consolation in time of loss or symbolise success and achievement; it can provide the material for our dreams or maintain social difference and social distinction. For most people, consumption is the practice of culture. This book - the first in a major new cultural studies series - explores the consumption of culture from the postdisciplinary perspective of cultural studies. It provides a critical map of the field, bringing together work on reception theory in literary studies and philosophy, work on consumer culture in anthropology and sociology, and work on media audiences within media studies and sociology. It explores historical work on the consumption of culture, outlines theoretical perspectives, reviews key work in ethnography and surveys recent debates on postmodernism, consumption and identity. The final chapter offers a critical reassessment of the place of consumption in the continuing development of cultural studies.

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Cultural Consumption in Everyday Life Reviews


'Excellent for lecturers and students on courses that are concerned with questions of consumption. It will arm student with confidence in the knowledge that they will be able to read and understand the relevance of works that are situated in different disciplinary fields.' Years Work in Critical Cultural Theory

About John Storey


John Storey is a Reader in Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland.

Table of Contents


A brief history of consumption as an object of study; theorizing consumption; ethnographies; postmodernism, consumption and questions of identity; the place of consumption in cultural studies.

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GOR005012302
Cultural Consumption in Everyday Life by John Storey
John Storey
Cultural Studies in Practice
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1999-05-28
208
0340720360
9780340720363
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