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The unmanageable consumer : contemporary consumption and its fragmentations

Author: Yiannis Gabriel; Tim Lang
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1995.
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"Consumption and concepts of the consumer sit at the centre of numerous current debates - academic, political and environmental. This highly readable and stimulating book, a tour-de-force in the breadth of its coverage and analysis, shows how different traditions (discourses) have constructed different representations of the consumer. Each of these has its own coherence but rarely addresses alternative positions. A  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yiannis Gabriel; Tim Lang
ISBN: 0803977441 9780803977440 080397745X 9780803977457
OCLC Number: 34153381
Description: 213 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction: The Faces of the Consumer --
1. The Emergence of Contemporary Consumerism --
2. The Consumer as Chooser --
3. The Consumer as Communicator --
4. The Consumer as Explorer --
5. The Consumer as Identity-seeker --
6. The Consumer: Hedonist or Artist? --
7. The Consumer as Victim --
8. The Consumer as Rebel --
9. The Consumer as Activist --
10. The Consumer as Citizen --
11. The Twilight of Consumerism --
References --
Responsibility: Yiannis Gabriel and Tim Lang.
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After an overview of the evolution of contemporary Western consumerism and the various meanings it has acquired for different groups in different contexts, this text presents a range of distinctive  Read more...


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