Consumer Culture and Postmodernism

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SAGE, 2007 M07 11 - 232 pages
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The first edition of this contemporary classic can claim to have put ′consumer culture′ on the map, certainly in relation to postmodernism. This expanded new edition includes:
  • a fully revised preface that explores the developments in consumer culture since the first edition
  • a major new chapter on ′Modernity and the Cultural Question′
  • an update on postmodernism and the development of contemporary theory after postmodernism
  • an account of multiple and alternative modernities
  • the challenges of consumer culture in Japan and China.

The result is a book that shakes the boundaries of debate, from one of the foremost writers on culture and postmodernism of the present day.

 

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Contents

Contents Preface totheFirstEdition Preface to the Second Edition
Definitions and Interpretations
Theories of Consumer Culture
Towardsa Sociology ofPostmodern Culture 4 Cultural Change and Social Practice
The Aestheticization of Everyday Life
Lifestyle and Consumer Culture 7 City Culturesand Postmodern Lifestyles 8 Consumer Culture and Global Disorder 9 Common Culture or Uncommo...
The Globalization of Diversity
Index

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