Consumer culture and postmodernism
The First Edition of this contemporary classic can claim to have put 'consumer culture' on the map, certainly in relation to postmodernism. Updated throughout, this expanded new edition includes a fully revised preface that explores the developments in consumer culture since the First Edition. Among the most noteworthy areas discussed are the effect of global warming on consumption, the rise of the new rich, changes in the North/South divide and the new diversity of consumer culture. The result is a book that shakes the boundaries of debate, from one of the foremost writers on culture and postmodernism of the present day.
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Definitions and Interpretations
Theories of Consumer Culture
Towards a Sociology of Postmodern Culture
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