skip to content
Consumer culture, identity and well-being : the search for the Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Consumer culture, identity and well-being : the search for the "good life" and the "body perfect"

Author: Helga Dittmar; Emma Halliwell
Publisher: Hove [England] ; New York : Psychology Press, 2008.
Series: European monographs in social psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
This volume documents the negative psychological impact consumer culture is having on how individuals view themselves and on their emotional welfare. It looks at the social psychological dimensions of having, buying and wanting material goods.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helga Dittmar; Emma Halliwell
ISBN: 1841696080 9781841696089 9780203496305 0203496302
OCLC Number: 85484868
Description: xviii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Understanding the impact of consumer culture --
To have is to be? : psychological functions of material possessions --
Consuming passions? : psychological motives for buying consumer goods --
Is this as good as it gets? : materialistic values and well-being --
I shop therefore I am? : compulsive buying and identity-seeking --
Does size matter? : the impact of ultra-thin media models on women's body image and advertising effectiveness --
Think "ideal" and feel bad? : using self-discrepancies to understand negative media effects --
What is beautiful and who is "cool"? : consumer culture and socialisation --
What is the price of consumer culture? : consequences, implications and the cage within.
Series Title: European monographs in social psychology.
Responsibility: Helga Dittmar ; with contributions from Emma Halliwell [and others].
More information:

Abstract:

Advertising, materialism and consumption are central aspects of contemporary Western culture. This work documents the negative psychological impact consumer culture can have on how individuals view  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Dr. Dittmar has done us a great service by writing a book on the importance of 'consuming' to society and to individual identity and well-being that is both scholarly and accessible. The book Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/85484868> # Consumer culture, identity and well-being : the search for the "good life" and the "body perfect"
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "85484868" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Place/hove_england> ; # Hove England
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/306.3/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/consumo_economia_aspectos_psicologicos> ; # Consumo (Economía)--Aspectos psicológicos
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/verbraucherverhalten> ; # Verbraucherverhalten
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/wohlbefinden> ; # Wohlbefinden
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/identidad_psicologia> ; # Identidad (Psicología)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/valores_sociales> ; # Valores sociales
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/verbrauch> ; # Verbrauch
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/acquisitiveness> ; # Acquisitiveness
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/identity_psychology> ; # Identity (Psychology)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/codicia> ; # Codicia
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/well_being> ; # Well-being
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/psychologie> ; # Psychologie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/social_values> ; # Social values
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/consumption_economics_psychological_aspects> ; # Consumption (Economics)--Psychological aspects
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/bienestar> ; # Bienestar
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/162532033> ; # Emma Halliwell
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/93906420> ; # Helga Dittmar
    schema:datePublished "2008" ;
    schema:description "This volume documents the negative psychological impact consumer culture is having on how individuals view themselves and on their emotional welfare. It looks at the social psychological dimensions of having, buying and wanting material goods."@en ;
    schema:description "Understanding the impact of consumer culture -- To have is to be? : psychological functions of material possessions -- Consuming passions? : psychological motives for buying consumer goods -- Is this as good as it gets? : materialistic values and well-being -- I shop therefore I am? : compulsive buying and identity-seeking -- Does size matter? : the impact of ultra-thin media models on women's body image and advertising effectiveness -- Think "ideal" and feel bad? : using self-discrepancies to understand negative media effects -- What is beautiful and who is "cool"? : consumer culture and socialisation -- What is the price of consumer culture? : consequences, implications and the cage within."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/801445887> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Series/european_monographs_in_social_psychology> ; # European monographs in social psychology.
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#CreativeWork/> ;
    schema:name "Consumer culture, identity and well-being : the search for the "good life" and the "body perfect""@en ;
    schema:productID "85484868" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/85484868#PublicationEvent/hove_england_new_york_psychology_press_2008> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Agent/psychology_press> ; # Psychology Press
    schema:url <http://www.tandfebooks.com/isbn/9780203496305> ;
    schema:url <http://swbplus.bsz-bw.de/bsz274179202inh.pdf> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0711/2007003275.html> ;
    schema:url <http://swbplus.bsz-bw.de/bsz274179202inh.htm> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781841696089> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780203496305> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA745687> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/85484868> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Agent/psychology_press> # Psychology Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Psychology Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Series/european_monographs_in_social_psychology> # European monographs in social psychology.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/85484868> ; # Consumer culture, identity and well-being : the search for the "good life" and the "body perfect"
    schema:name "European monographs in social psychology." ;
    schema:name "European monographs in social psychology" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/consumo_economia_aspectos_psicologicos> # Consumo (Economía)--Aspectos psicológicos
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Consumo (Economía)--Aspectos psicológicos"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/consumption_economics_psychological_aspects> # Consumption (Economics)--Psychological aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85031498> ;
    schema:name "Consumption (Economics)--Psychological aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/identidad_psicologia> # Identidad (Psicología)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Identidad (Psicología)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/identity_psychology> # Identity (Psychology)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Identity (Psychology)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#Topic/verbraucherverhalten> # Verbraucherverhalten
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Verbraucherverhalten"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/162532033> # Emma Halliwell
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Halliwell" ;
    schema:givenName "Emma" ;
    schema:name "Emma Halliwell" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/93906420> # Helga Dittmar
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Dittmar" ;
    schema:givenName "Helga" ;
    schema:name "Helga Dittmar" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801445887#CreativeWork/>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/85484868> ; # Consumer culture, identity and well-being : the search for the "good life" and the "body perfect"
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780203496305>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0203496302" ;
    schema:isbn "9780203496305" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781841696089>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1841696080" ;
    schema:isbn "9781841696089" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/85484868>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/85484868> ; # Consumer culture, identity and well-being : the search for the "good life" and the "body perfect"
    schema:dateModified "2016-08-16" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.