Consumer Society : Myths and Structures, Paperback Book

Consumer Society : Myths and Structures Paperback

Part of the Published in Association with Theory, Culture & Society series

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"The young Baudrillard at his best... a sociological study of the society of consumption of the finest order, this text continues to shed light on the subject and object of consumption, around which contemporary societies are organized."- Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los AngelesJean Baudrillard's classic text was one of the first to focus on the process and meaning of consumption in contemporary culture. Originally published in 1970, the book makes a vital contribution to current debates on consumption.

The book includes Baudrillard's most organized discussion of mass media culture, the meaning of leisure, and anomie in affluent society.

A chapter on the body demonstrates Baudrillard's extraordinary prescience for flagging vital subjects in contemporary culture long before others.

This English translation begins with an introductory essay by George Ritzer.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, figs.tabs.
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Cultural studies
  • ISBN: 9780761956921

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