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The Sociology of Consumption: A Global Approach

The Sociology of Consumption: A Global Approach

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The Sociology of Consumption: A Global Approach offers college students, scholars, and interested readers a state-of-the-art overview of consumption the desire for, purchase, use, display, exchange, and disposal of goods and services.

The book's global focus, emphasis on social inequality, and analysis of consumer citizenship offer a timely, exciting, and original approach to the topic. Looking beyond the U.S. and Europe, Stillerman engages examples from his and others' research in Chile and other Latin American countries, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and East and South Asia to explore the interaction between global and local forces in consumption. The text explores the lived experience of being a consumer, demonstrating how social inequalities based on class, gender, sexuality, race, and age shape consumer practices and identities. Finally, the book uncovers the important role consumption has played in fueling local and international activism.

This welcome new book will be ideal for classes on consumer culture across the social sciences, humanities, and marketing.

Author: Joel Stillerman
Publisher: Polity Press
Published: 07/07/2015
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.96h x 6.04w x 0.47d
ISBN: 9780745661285

Review Citation(s):
Choice 12/01/2015

About the Author
Joel Stillerman is Associate Professor of Sociology at Grand Valley State University.

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