Citizenship And Consumption

Hardcover | January 15, 2008

EditorKate Soper, Frank Trentmann

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The book provides a timely forum for current thinking on consumption and citizenship, exploring overlaps, interactions and tensions between them.

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The book provides a timely forum for current thinking on consumption and citizenship, exploring overlaps, interactions and tensions between them.

KATE SOPER is a Professor of Philosophy in the Institute for the Study of European Transformations at London Metropolitan University, UK. She is well known for her work on the philosophy of nature and as a theorist of need and consumption, and has recently completed a research project on 'Alternative hedonism' in the ESRC/AHRC 'Cultur...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 7.68 × 5.62 × 0.8 inPublished:January 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023055346X

ISBN - 13:9780230553460

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Introduction--K. Soper & F. Trentmann * PART 1: RETRIEVAL * Civic Choices: Retrieving Perspectives on Rationality, Consumption, and Citizenship--M. Bevir & F. Trentmann * Consumption and Politics in Twentieth-Century China--K. Gerth * Sartorial Manoeuvres in the Dusk: Blue Jeans in Socialist Hungary--F. Hammer * PART 2: TALK AND ACTION * Consuming without Paying: Stealing or Campaigning? The Civic Implications of Civil Disobedience around Access to Water--B. Morgan * The Banality of Consumption--M. Hilton * "Public Connection" and the Uncertain Norms of Media Consumption--N. Couldry, S. Livingstone &T. Markham * The Moral Force of Consumption and Capitalism: Anti-Slavery and Anti-Sweatshop--M. Micheletti * PART 3: PROSPECTS * Exit Homo Politicus, Enter Homo Consumens--Z. Bauman * Consumer Citizenship in Post-national Constellations?--M. Everson and C. Joerges * Sustainability, Well-being, and Consumption: The Limits of Hedonic Approaches--J. O'Neill * "Alternative Hedonism" and the Citizen-Consumer--K. Soper