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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Review: ConsumptionUser Review - Ameer - Goodreads
Discussing consumption from sociological,psychological, symbolic and more viewpoints, this book helps you see this phenomenon more clearly and decide for your own how to react to it. Read full review
Review: ConsumptionUser Review - Tyler - Goodreads
I never thought of consumerist capitalism as the social means to generating identity before reading this book. The argument is convincing until chapter 4 where it resurrects Freud. At which point I ... Read full review