A Social and Economic Theory of Consumption by David KivinenA Social and Economic Theory of Consumption by David Kivinen

A Social and Economic Theory of Consumption

byDavid Kivinen, Keijo Rahkonen, Jukka Gronow

Hardcover | December 8, 2010

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Kaj Ilmonen was a pioneer in the third wave of the sociology of consumption. This book provides a balanced overview of the sociology of consumption, arguing that the enthusiasm of 'the third wave' exaggerated the role of the symbolic and imaginary at the expense of the materiality of human societies.
Alan Warde is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester.
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Title:A Social and Economic Theory of ConsumptionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:237 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.84 inPublished:December 8, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230244106

ISBN - 13:9780230244108

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Table of Contents

Foreword The Sociology of Consumption: A Brief History Markets and the Neo-Liberal Utopia of Omnipotent Markets Commodities and Consumption: General and Specific Features Want, Need and Commodity Consumption and the Necessary Economic Conditions for Consumption The Use and Meanings of Money Mechanisms of Consumption Choice and their General Cultural Framework Consumption as Ideological Discourse Consumption as Use: Our Relationship to Commodities