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Consumer culture and society

Author: Wendy A Wiedenhoft
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[This book] examines what we buy, how and where we consume, the meanings attached to the things we purchase, and the social forces that enable and constrain consumer behavior."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy A Wiedenhoft
ISBN: 9781483358154 1483358151
OCLC Number: 946075965
Description: xv, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: historical centext and theoretical tensions --
Objects of consumption: commodities and mass consumer society --
Subjects of consumption: passive dupes or active agents? --
The places and spaces of consumption --
Food --
Tourism --
Higher education --
Political consumption and the consumer movement --
Credit and debt --
Alternative forms of consumption --
Conclusion: the globalization of mass consumer culture.
Responsibility: Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy.

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