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Consumer culture and postmodernism

Author: Mike Featherstone
Publisher: London : SAGE Publications, 2007.
Series: Theory, culture & society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2. edView all editions and formats
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"If a society is postmodern, it must prioritize the consumption of resources in everyday life. In this view, mass media advertising and market dynamics lead us to a constant search for new fashions, new styles, new sensations, and new experiences. In this volume, Featherstone examines the idea of a postmodern society. He explores the roots of consumer culture, how it is defined and differentiated and the extent to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Även utgiven tryckt
Consumer culture and postmodernism
10550065
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Featherstone
ISBN: 9781849202329 184920232X
OCLC Number: 1038545745
Description: 1 online resource (PDF (xxvii, 203 s.))
Contents: Preface to the First Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; 1 Modern and Postmodern: Definitions and Interpretations; 2 Theories of Consumer Culture; 3 Towards a Sociology of Postmodern Culture; 4 Cultural Change and Social Practice; 5 The Aestheticization of Everyday Life; 6 Lifestyle and Consumer Culture; 7 City Cultures and Postmodern Lifestyles; 8 Consumer Culture and Global Disorder; 9 Common Culture or Uncommon Cultures?; 10 The Globalization of Diversity; 11 Modernity and the Cultural Question; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Theory, culture & society.
Responsibility: Mike Featherstone.

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"If a society is postmodern, it must prioritize the consumption of resources in everyday life. In this view, mass media advertising and market dynamics lead us to a constant search for new fashions, new styles, new sensations, and new experiences. In this volume, Featherstone examines the idea of a postmodern society. He explores the roots of consumer culture, how it is defined and differentiated and the extent to which it represents the arrival of a "postmodern" world"--The publisher.

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