The Politics and Pleasures of Consuming Differently by F. TrentmannThe Politics and Pleasures of Consuming Differently by F. Trentmann

The Politics and Pleasures of Consuming Differently

byF. TrentmannEditorM. Ryle, L. Thomas

Hardcover | November 14, 2008

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This volume casts a critical eye on representations and practices of consumption in the Western world. It offers a unique contemporary perspective on the themes of counter-consumerism, ecological crisis and sustainability that are rising fast on the political and cultural agenda.
SAM BINKLEY is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Emerson College, Boston, USA SIMON BLANCHARD is Senior Lecturer in Democracy and Media in the School of Cultural Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK MARIUS DE GEUS is Senior Lecturer in the Political Science Department at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands RICHARD KERRIDG...
Title:The Politics and Pleasures of Consuming DifferentlyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.76 inPublished:November 14, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230537286

ISBN - 13:9780230537286

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Table of Contents

Introduction Kate Soper PART I: Texts and Representations Representing Consumers; R. Sassatelli The Past, the Future and the Golden Age; M.Ryle Ecochic: Contemporary Lifestyle Magazines; L.Thomas Mediated Culture and Exemptionalism; S.Blanchard PART II: Value, hedonism, critique The BohemianHabitus; S.Binkley Sustainable Hedonism; Mde Geus Green Pleasures; R.Kerridge PART III: Everyday consumption Happiness and the Consumption of Mobility; J.Solomon Gendering Anti-Consumerism; J.Littler Growing Sustainable Consumption Communities; G.Seyfang PART IV: Conclusion Conclusion; M.Ryle, K.Soper & L.Thomas