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Miles, Steven

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Works: 24 works in 163 publications in 2 languages and 4,895 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HC79.C6, 307.76
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Publications about Steven Miles
Publications by Steven Miles
Most widely held works by Steven Miles
Consumerism : as a way of life by Steven Miles( Book )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
This text provides an introduction to the historical and theoretical foundations of consumption, and an examination of the experience of consumption in the areas of technology, place, fashion, music and sport
Youth lifestyles in a changing world by Steven Miles( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
It considers key aspects of young people's lifestyles such as their relationship to rave, the media, and consumption in general, as a means of constructing identities. In this introduction to a complex field, Miles outlines the dilemmas faced by sociology, and examines the role played by consumer lifestyles in constructing who and what young people are in a rapidly changing world."--Jacket
The changing consumer : markets and meanings by Steven Miles( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
The consumer ethic is ubiquitous. Everything we do, see, hear and even feel appears to be connected in some way to our experience as consumers. The increasingly high profile of debates over consumption, consumer culture, consumer behaviour and consumer rights reflects a world undergoing rapid change. The Changing Consumer charts the nature of that change, as well as discussing why consumption has become so important and what role, if any, it plays in underpinning social, economic and political transformation. Featuring contributions from some of the leading theorists of consumption from across a range of disciplines, this collection includes chapters on: men's consumption and men's magazines the changing profile of women as consumers the representation of consumption on popular TV shows consuming retro chic the symbolic and emotional role of alcohol consumption. Drawing on fascinating case-studies throughout, this book will be essential reading for students and academics interested in the study of consumption
Social theory in the real world by Steven Miles( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 libraries worldwide
"Social Theory in the Real World demonstrates that social theory need not be remote and obscure, but if used in imaginative ways, it can be indispensable in challenging our common sense perceptions and understandings. Many sociologists currently argue that the 'real' world has disappeared. This insists that there is a real world and we need to look for it in the interactions between individuals in concrete social contexts. The argument is developed by indentifying the key themes of contemporary theorists of social change, the book highlights the potential of imaginative theorizing and argues that the benefits of social theory do not lie in rote-learning exercises, but in critically and refexively evaluating such theories and how they relate to 'real' life."--BOOK JACKET
Consuming cities by Steven Miles( Book )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Contemporary urban consumption touches the everyday lives of most citizens and permeates discussion of society and culture today. Consuming Cities looks at this topic from perspectives in both sociology and cultural theory, drawing together references from mainstream and also less obvious sources in both literatures. Each chapter includes a specific case of a city or aspect of consumption, ranging from a history of urban consumption, gambling to the consumption of culture and its place in tourism to the consumption palace of the cruise liner. This definitive and accessible book will be an invaluable resource to a wide range of students
Spaces for consumption : pleasure and placelessness in the post-industrial city by Steven Miles( Book )
21 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 252 libraries worldwide
'Spaces for Consumption' offers an in-depth and sophisticated analysis of the processes that underpin the commodification of the city and explains the physical manifestation of consumerism as a way of life
Tourism consumption and representation : narratives of place and self by Kevin Meethan( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 libraries worldwide
This book addresses some new developments in approaches towards tourism analysis that focus on the interface between the production and consumption of tourist space, the narratives that are created around specific sites and specific forms of tourist activity, and the ways in which these are created, picked up, modified and incorporated into the narratives of self-hood that people weave around their lives and the identities of the places in which they live. The 15 chapters in this volume reflect important shifts that have occurred in contemporary society and the tourism studies field. These involve the processes of globalization, leading to increased flows of people and cultures around the world, increased individualism and consumerism and new information technologies. The book draws on a range of examples from Australia, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and Central America. It will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of tourism, sociology and social anthropology
Researching youth by Ānanda Mettēyya( Book )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Young People's lives arguably exist at the cutting edge of social change and as such youth research presents a particluar set of challenges for the social researcher. Researching Youth presents a series of case studies outlining the difficulties, rewards and insights characteristic of contemporary youth research. Featuring contributions from some of the leading current youth researchers across a range of disciplines, this collection includes chapters on: the benefits of ethnography; research on young people's drug use and drug education; researching young people's bodies; political dimensions of youth research; the value of comparative European youth research; researching young people in dance club settings; critically reflexive action research; young people as consumers and young people and music. Drawing on fascinating case studies throughout, this book will be essential reading for students and academics interested in researching young people's lives
Communities of youth by Steven Miles( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
The roles of cultural practice and informal learning in young people's transitions to work and adulthood were explored in case studies of performing arts programs in Mannheim, Germany; Liverpool, England; and Lisbon, Portugal. Expert interviews, participant observation, and documentary analysis were conducted to explore how the pedagogical model adopted by each program actually worked and what made each program attractive to participants and effective in easing young people's transition from school to work. All three programs offered an educational setting where learning is likely to be closely related to several aspects of identity work. First, the courses provided young people with a secure biographical space where they could develop self-confidence and self-consciousness. Second, the projects managed to bridge the gap between social and symbolic aspects of youth lifestyles and the perception of youth prevailing in education and training institutions. Third, the projects featured a set of properties that are essential to successfully stipulate informal learning. Those properties included reciprocal relationships between trainers and participants, openness to experiential activities, and a combination of activities performed for their own sake with activities aiming at future goals. The case studies documented the enormous potential of informal learning in helping youth develop the generic skills needed for their adult lives and work. (Contains 134 references.) (Mn)
Culture-led urban regeneration by Ronan Paddison( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Retail and the artifice of social change by Steven Miles( Book )
5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Steven Miles : Labor for Mt Coot-tha ( file )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Website of Steven Miles, Australian Labor Party candidate for Mt Coot-tha in the 2015 Queensland State Election. Includes personal information, posts on current issues and policies, links to Twitter and Facebook, and details on volunteering and joining the campaign
"You just wear what you want don't yer"? an empirical examination of the relationship between youth consumption and the construction of identity by Steven Miles( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Can we talk? : achieving successful HIV patient-physical communication ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Explores ways how HIV patients discuss the barriers they encounter in communicating freely with their physicians and offers suggestions on how the physician can help them
Consumer culture by Steven Miles( file )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Hear my prayer by David Childs( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Urban consumption : an historiographical note by Steven Miles( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Review issue: Culture-led urban regeneration ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Special review : Culture-led urban regeneration ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Urban consumption ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Miles, Steve.
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English (151)
Chinese (1)
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