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Consumerism : as a way of life

Author: Steven Miles
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miles, Steven.
Consumerism.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1998
(OCoLC)652356796
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Miles
ISBN: 0761952144 9780761952145 0761952152 9780761952152
OCLC Number: 39795657
Description: viii, 174 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Consumerism Then and Now --
2. Consumerism in Context --
3. Design for Life or Consumption Designed? --
4. Consuming Space, Consuming Place --
5. Consuming Technology --
6. Consuming Fashion --
7. Consuming Popular Music --
8. Consuming Sport --
9. Consuming Paradox.
Responsibility: Steven Miles.
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