The Consumption of Mass

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Nicholas Lee, Rolland Munro
Wiley, Oct 8, 2001 - Social Science - 320 pages
Arguing that mass is key to understanding the materialisation of social relations, this collection opens up contemporary thinking about identity, choice and values. With new contributions by Zygmunt Bauman, Robert Cooper and Dan Rose, these twelve innovative papers draw together debates on social theory, community, materiality and consumption.

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Nick Lee is Lecturer in Sociology at Keele University. His research explores relations between dignity, presence and materiality. His main contribution so far has been to the sociology of childhood. His publications include 'Childhood and Society: Growing Up in an Age of Uncertainty', Open University Press, 2001.

Rolland Munro is Professor of Organisation Theory and Director of the Centre for Social Theory and Technology at Keele University. Among many articles on culture, identity, information, knowledge and power is a long standing interest in different forms of accountability and belonging. He is currently writing a book on the Euro-American's cultural and social entanglement with technology, provisionally called 'The Demanding Relationship' to clarify ideas like motility, disposal, discretion, punctualising and ethos. He co-edited a 1997 Sociological Review Monograph entitled 'Ideas of Difference: Social Spaces and the Labour of Division'.

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