Consumption (Sage Benchmarks in Culture and Society)

Consumption (Sage Benchmarks in Culture and Society)

By: Alan Warde (editor)Hardback

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Consumption is a core issue for all disciplines studying 'culture and society'. This four-volume set covers such diverse issues as food, environment and housing in terms of society's seemingly insatiable lust for consumption. Volume One: The Shaping of the Field includes classic and recent theoretical essays of lasting significance for the discipline and for the critique of consumer behaviour, by such influential voices such as Jean Baudrillard and Theodor Adorno. Volume Two: Acquisition deals with how people get what they consume. Volume Three: Appropriation draws from anthropology, sociology and cultural studies to expound on the central idea of appropriation, capturing the importance of people 'domesticating' mass-produced and alien products, converting them into items with personal meanings and using and appreciating them for their own purposes. Volume Four: Appreciation unpacks the frameworks of understanding acceptable conduct grounded in moral and social judgments of symbolic value.

About Author

Alan Warde is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. He has worked in the sociology of consumption over the last 15 years and has published extensively on the topic. He was Co-Director of the ESRC Centre for Research in Innovation and Competition, between 1999 and 2007, where he was responsible for a programme of research on consumption. He has written a dozen books and edited a further eleven.


VOLUME 1: THEORETICAL AND HISTORICAL APPROACHES Historical Roots Consumption and Consumer Society: A contribution to the history of ideas - Ulrich Wyrwa Capitalism and the Consumer Revolution - Roberta Sassatelli The Alien Past: Consumer culture in historical perspective - Susan Strasser Beyond Consumerism: New historical perspectives on consumption - Frank Trentmann Political Economy The Fetishism of the Commodity and Its Secret - Karl Marx Conspicuous Consumption - Thorstein Veblen The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as mass deception - Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer Playing the Consumption Game - Ben Fine Sociology and Anthropology The Uses of Goods - Mary Douglas and Baron Isherwood The Habitus and the Space of Life-Styles - Pierre Bourdieu Classification in Art - Paul DiMaggio Perspectives on Consumer Culture - Mike Featherstone Consuming Goods and the Good of Consuming - Colin Campbell The Problem of Style - Georg Simmel Postmodernism and Cultural Studies Consuming Life - Zygmunt Bauman Liberatory Postmodernism and the Reenchantment of Consumption - A. Fuat Firat and Alladi Venkatesh Reconfiguration Consumer Culture Theory (CCT): Twenty years of research - Eric J. Arnould and Craig J. Thompson Delectable Materialism: Second thoughts on consumer culture - Michael Schudson The Human Consequences of Consumer Culture - Russell Belk VOLUME 2: ACQUISITION Commodification and Cultural Economy The Long History of Contemporary Consumer Society: Chronologies, practices, and politics in modern Europe - Frank Trentmann A Consumers' Republic: The politics of mass consumption in postwar America - Lizabeth Cohen Politicising Consumer Culture: Advertising's appropriation of political ideology in China's social transition - Xin Zhao and Russell Belk Understanding the Flow of Symbolic Goods in the Global Cultural Economy - Omar Lizardo Trying to be Cosmopolitan - Craig Thompson and Siok Kuan Tambyah Poor Chic: The rational consumption of poverty - Karen Bettez Halnon Modes of Provision Notes on the Relationship between Production and Consumption - Alan Warde Toward a Theory of Consumer Choice as Sociohistorically Shaped Practical Experience: The fits-like-a-glove (FLAG) framework - Douglas Allen Calculation, Qualculation, Calqulation: Shopping cart's arithmetic, equipped cognition and clustered consumers - Franck Cochoy The Poverty of Morality - Daniel Miller In Defence of Consumer Critique: Revisiting the consumption debates of the 20th century - Juliet Schor Production of Culture Culture as (and after) Production - Marco Santoro Why do Brands Cause Trouble? A dialectical theory of consumer culture and branding - Douglas Holt Body Lessons: Fitness publishing and the cultural production of the fitness consumer - Jennifer Smith Maguire Politics and Ethics of Distribution Voluntary Simplicity: Characterisation, select psychological implications and societal consequences - Amitai Etzioni Time and Wealth: The role of time and temporalities for sustainable patterns of consumption - Lucia Reisch Virtue, Responsibility and Consumer Choice: Framing critical consumerism - Roberta Sassatelli VOLUME 3: APPROPRIATION Singularisation The Cultural Biography of Things: Commoditisation as process - Igor Kopytoff Consumption and Identity: The cultural politics of shopping - Peter Jackson Consumption and Theories of Practice - Alan Warde Possessions and Performances Possessions and the Extended Self - Russell Belk Collecting as a Paradigm of Consumption - Marina Bianchi The Use of and Commitment to Goods - Kaj Ilmonen Divergent Narratives in the Imagining of the Home amongst Middle-Class Consumers: Aesthetics, comfort and the symbolic boundaries of self and home - Ian Woodward Music Lovers: Taste as performance - Antoine Hennion Use Three Ages of the Automobile: The cultural logics of the car - David Gartman A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Household Energy Use Behaviour in Japan and Norway - Harold Wilhite H et al Defrosting the Freezer: From novelty to convenience: a story of normalization - Elizabeth Shove and Dale Southerton Converging Conventions of Comfort, Cleanliness and Convenience - Elizabeth Shove Co-ordination Caring Consumers: Gendered consumption meanings and the juggling lifestyle - Craig Thompson Squeezing Time: Allocating practices, coordinating networks and scheduling society - Dale Southerton Mechanisms Fashion: From class differentiation to collective selection - Herbert Blumer Diderot Unities and the Diderot Effect - Grant McCracken Branded Communities - Albert Muniz Jr and Thomas O'Guinn Identity, Mobility and the Throwaway Society - Nicky Gregson, Alan Metcalfe and Louise Crewe VOLUME 4: APPRECIATION Power and Taste Elite Distinction: Grand theory and comparative perspectives - Jean-Pascal Daloz The Aristocracy of Culture - Pierre Bourdieu Poststructuralist Lifestyle Analysis: Conceptualising the social patterning of consumption in postmodernity - Douglas Holt Changing Highbrow Taste: From snob to omnivore - Richard Peterson and Roger Kern Disentangling Effacement, Omnivore, and Distinction Effects on Consumption of Cultural Activities: An illustration - Morris Holbrook, Michael Weiss and John Habich Differential Appreciation A Critique of Desire: Distaste and dislike in consumer behaviour - Richard Wilk Highbrow Cultural Consumption and Class Distinction in Italy, Israel, West Germany, Sweden and the United States - Tally Katz-Gerro A Cultural Map of the United Kingdom, 2003 - Modesto Gayo-Cal, Mike Savage and Alan Warde How Blacks Use Consumption to Shape Their Collective Identities - Michele Lamont and Virag Molnar Gender Culture, Class and Connections - Bonnie Erickson Arts Participation as Cultural Capital in the United States, 1982-2002: Signs of decline? - Paul DiMaggio and Toqir Mukhtar The Question of Culture Consumption and Stratification Revisited - Omar Lizardo Global and Local Culture Coca-Cola: A black sweet drink from Trinidad - Daniel Miller Local Consumption Cultures in a Globalising World - Peter Jackson Fast Food in France - Rick Fantasia The Practical Aesthetics of Traditional Cuisines: Slow food in Tuscany - Mara Miele and Jonathan Murdoch Alternative Tastes Income and Happiness: Towards a unified theory - Richard Easterlin Time to be Lazy: Work, the environment and modern subjectivities - Eric Darier

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  • ISBN13: 9781848606333
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1808
  • ID: 9781848606333
  • weight: 3330
  • ISBN10: 1848606338

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