Chapter 1 Material Culture and Consumer Culture
Chapter 2 Exchanging things: the economy and culture
Chapter 3 Objects, subjects and signs
Chapter 4 Capital, class and consumer culture
Chapter 5 Circuits of culture: gender, race and reflexivity
Chapter 6 Brands: markets, media and movement
Chapter 7 Consuming ethics, or What goes around, comes around
Chapter 8 Consumer Culture, Identity and Politics: when are you (not) a consumer?
- New chapters on: the mediation and role of the economy in consumer culture; brands; ethical consumption
"In a now vast literature Celia Lury's new edition stands out for its clarity and critical intelligence. In addition to offering a 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
- Second edition of a popular and lively introduction to the nature and role of consumption in modern societies.
- Includes new chapters on branding and the rise of ethical consumption.
- Reveals the central role consumer culture plays in providing new ways of creating social and political identities.
- Clearly written, well illustrated contribution to a topic of growing importance in media and cultural studies, and the sociology of culture.