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Consumer culture and postmodernism

Author: Mike Featherstone
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2014.
Series: Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Implicit within claims that society itself is in some sense postmodern is an argument about the priority of consumption as a determinant of everyday life. In this view, mass media advertising and market dynamics lead to a constant search for new fashions, new styles, new sensations and experiences. Material goods are consumed as `communicators'; they are valued as signifiers of taste and of lifestyle. This volume  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Featherstone, Mike.
Consumer Culture and Postmodernism.
London : SAGE Publications, ©1990
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Featherstone
ISBN: 9781848609013 1848609019
OCLC Number: 896909953
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface to the First Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Chapter 1 --
Modern and Postmodern: Definitions and Interpretations; Chapter 2 --
Theories of Consumer Culture; Chapter 3 --
Towards a Sociology of Postmodern Culture; Chapter 4 --
Cultural Change and Social Practice; Chapter 5 --
The Aestheticization of Everyday Life; Chapter 6 --
Lifestyle and Consumer Culture; Chapter 7 --
City Cultures and Postmodern Lifestyles; Chapter 8 --
Consumer Culture and Global Disorder; Chapter 9 --
Common Culture or Uncommon Cultures?; Chapter 10 --
The Globalization of Diversity. Chapter 11 --
Modernity and the Cultural QuestionBibliography; Index.
Series Title: Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society.
Responsibility: Mike Featherstone.

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