Consumer Culture: Consumer Culture, Second Edition

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Rutgers University Press
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6.0 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
CELIA LURY is a professor of sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
"In a now vast literature Celia Lury's new edition stands out for its clarity and critical intelligence. In addition to offering a guide through the thicket of new and old approaches, this book provides readers with a map to explore how consumption shapes personal and group identities."--Frank Trentmann "Birkbeck College, Director of the Cultures of Consumption Research Programme 200" (10/20/2010 12:00:00 AM)
"Consumer Culture is a gem of a book. Celia Lury writes with insight, timeliness, and a thorough mastery of the subject. The general reader, the scholar, and the student will read Consumer Culture with the disturbing kind of satisfaction that comes from learning just how deeply consumerism has become a way of life."--Charles Lemert "Wesleyan University " (1/10/2011 12:00:00 AM)
"Consumer culture is everywhere but we rarely see it. In second revised edition, Celia Lury takes a number of vivid scenes from our daily lives and provides helpful cultural grounding for questioning our ordinary experiences as consumers. Well organized and well written, the book provides an articulated picture of an increasingly fundamental aspect of contemporary cultures, stressing the role that ethics, subjectivity and difference have in shaping what consumer culture is today. Offering theoretical definitions and practical examples, this is a user-friendly book which will attract many readers and help them through the predicament of consumer choice and its increasingly relevant symbolic centrality for subjectivity constitution."--Roberta Sassatelli "University of Milan " (1/11/2010 12:00:00 AM)
"A concise yet theoretically dense overview of the main issues that scholars and researchers of consumer culture will be focusing on for years to come. Essential."
-- "Choice" (12/1/2011 12:00:00 AM)