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- SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 65.00
Exploring the expression of taste through the processes of consumption this book provides an incisive and accessible evaluation of the current theories of consumption, and trends in the representation and purchase of food. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00
This book offers critical reflection on Pierre Bourdieu?s account of the relationships between class, culture, power and taste. It compares and contrasts different theoretical and conceptual approaches, and brings empirical investigations to bear on relevant theoretical issues about social distinction. This book was published as a special issue... more...
- Manchester University Press 2005; US$ 80.00
There has been increasing interest and debate in recent years on the instituted nature of economic processes in general and the related ideas of the market, in particular the competitive process. This debate lies at the interface between two largely independent disciplines, economics and sociology, and reflects an attempt to bring the two fields of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 29.00
The BSE epidemic, GM foods, avian flu, the growth of supermarkets and the crisis in obesity have shaken consumer trust in food. Uncovering surprising differences between countries, Trust in Food examines this and challenges the idea of the consumer as a sovereign individual, demonstrating how consumption is institutionalized within society. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 63.95
Drawing on the first systematic study of cultural capital in contemporary Britain, Culture, Class, Distinction examines the role played by culture in the relationships between class, gender and ethnicity. Its findings promise a major revaluation of the legacy of Pierre Bourdieu?s account of the relationships between class and culture. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00
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. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 41.99
This comprehensive survey and assessment of sociological theories of the relations between societies and their 'natural' biophysical environment touches on and addresses virtually all of the major perspectives, focal points, and debates in environmental sociology today. At the same time, the book aims to go beyond an inventory of environmental sociological... more...