Ordinary Consumption

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Jukka Gronow, Alan Warde
Psychology Press, 2001 - Social Science - 257 pages

Ordinary Consumption promotes a distinctive approach to the understanding of the central practices of consumer society, a book with a controversial message, it will be a source of debate about the appropriate agenda for reserach.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Chapter 1 SOCIOLOGY CONSUMPTION AND ROUTINE
9
Chapter 2 ROUTINISATION OR REFLEXIVITY? CONSUMERS AND NORMATIVE CLAIMS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATION
25
UTILITIES AND THEIR USERS
45
THE SECOND HOME AND DAILY LIFE
59
MAKING SENSE OF ACQUISITION IN MODERN TAIWAN
75
CHOICE DESIRES AND DEVIANT PLEASURES
93
Chapter 7 MOBILE COMMUNICATION AS A WAY OF URBAN LIFE
107
CARRYING MODERN SOCIETY
143
Chapter 10 ORDINARY AND DISTINCTIVE CONSUMPTION OR A KITCHEN IS A KITCHEN IS A KITCHEN
159
Chapter 11 THE ROLE OF STATES IN THE CREATION OF CONSUMPTION NORMS
179
Chapter 12 SMART LIFE VERSION 30 REPRESENTATIONS OF EVERYDAY LIFE IN FUTURE STUDIES
199
CONVENTIONAL CONSUMPTION
219
REFERENCES
233
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
247
INDEX
251

RADIO AND THE MIDDLE CLASSES IN THE NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND
125

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About the author (2001)

Jukka Gronow is a Senior Researcher at the Finnish Academy of Science. Alan Warde is Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester, and a co-director fo the ESRC for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC).

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