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- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 47.00
This book examines the relationships between society and material culture: the interaction between people and things. Tim Dant argues that the traditional approach to material culture has focused on the symbolic meanings of objects, largely overlooking the material impact that objects have on everyday life in late modernity. Dant resists the now well-established... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00
This book analyses how a large but finite number of agents interact and what statistical consequences follow. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 51.00
Brings together research and insights into how theories in social psychology can be applied to consumer behaviour. This title includes: information processing and social cognition, communication processes, attitude models, emotion, social identity theory and action theory. It discusses why consumers buy what they do, and how they go about it. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
The Active Consumer discusses how consumers seem to delight in trying new solutions and exploring new combinatory possibilities. This book provides an economic-theoretical understanding of this phenomenon and the many ways in which innovation can structure consumer choice. The authors show from different points of view how central novelty can be... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 20.40
Stamped on productsfrom coffee to handicrafts, the term ?fair trade? has quickly become one oftoday?s most seductive consumer buzzwords. Purportedly created through fairlabor practices, or in ways that are environmentally sustainable, fair-tradeproducts give buyers peace of mind in knowing that, in theory, how they shopcan help make the world a better... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2013; US$ 19.99
In today?s world of fast fashion, is there a place for a handcrafted $50,000 coat? To answer that question, Meg Noonan unravels the story of the coat?s provenance. Her journey takes readers to the Sydney studio of John Cutler, a fourth-generation tailor who works magic with scissors and thread; to the remote mountains of Peru, where villagers shear... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 50.00
Showing the cultural and institutional processes that have brought the notion of the 'consumer' to life, this book guides the reader on a comprehensive journey through the history of how we have come to understand ourselves as consumers in a consumer society and reveals the profound ambiguities and ambivalences inherent within. Rooted in sociology,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00
This book explores the personal savings and credit discourses surrounding post-war British consumer culture. This cultural history highlights the contradictory meanings of home ownership, domesticity, women's consumerism, and banking deregulation that underwrote unprecedented financial crisis and consumer indebtedness. more...
- SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 62.00
Now available in English for the first time, Jean 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 still makes a vital contribution to current debates on consumption. more...