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Title Cultural Consumption in Everyday Life
Author John Storey
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic
Release Date 1999-05-28
Category Social Science
Total Pages 208
ISBN 0340720360
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cultural consumption is one of the key activities of everyday life: it can say who we are or who we would like to be. This book explores cultural consumption from the postdisciplinary perspective of cultural studies. It provides a critical map of the field and brings together work on consumer culture in anthropology and sociology and work on media audiences within media studies and sociology.

Title Cultural Consumption and Everyday Life
Author John Storey
Publisher Hodder Education
Release Date 1999
Category Social Science
Total Pages 191
ISBN 0340720379
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cultural consumption is one of the key activities of everyday life: it can say who we are or who we would like to be. This book explores cultural consumption from the postdisciplinary perspective of cultural studies. It provides a critical map of the field and brings together work on consumerculture in anthropology and sociology and work on media audiences within media studies and sociology.

Title Consumption and Everyday Life
Author Mark Paterson
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2005-06-22
Category Social Science
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9781134255887
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Introducing all the key ideas and major theorists of consumption in a lively and engaging manner, this book draws on theories of everyday life and aspects of sociology, cultural geography and cultural studies, and presents a comprehensive exploration of the central themes in consumption and consumer culture. Readily accessible case studies describe familiar forms of consumption from areas of everyday life, grounding the debates and ideas discussed. Key topics covered include: the semiotics of branding and advertising the representation of 'nature' and the environment the relations between consumer and producer ethical consumption the tensions between local spaces of consumption and globalized markets. While each of the chapters crystallize the debate in a specific subject area, they also lie within a larger argument concerning the ethics, the poetics and the politics of consumption in everyday life, making this essential reading for undergraduates on cultural studies, sociology and cultural geography courses.

Title Consumption and Everyday Life
Author Mark Paterson
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-10-25
Category Social Science
Total Pages 348
ISBN 9781317337843
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With an emphasis on everyday life, this respected text offers a lively and perceptive account of the key theories and ideas which dominate the field of consumption and consumer culture. Engaging case studies describe forms of consumption familiar to the student, provide some historical context, and illustrate how a range of theoretical perspectives – from theories of practice, to semiotics, to psychoanalysis – apply. Written by an experienced teacher, the book offers a comprehensive grounding drawing on the literature in sociology, geography, cultural studies, and anthropology. This new revised and expanded edition includes more extended discussion of gender, the senses, sustainability, globalization, and the environment, as well as a brand new chapter on the ethics of consumption.

Title From Popular Culture to Everyday Life
Author John Storey
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-04-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 150
ISBN 9781135129002
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From Popular Culture to Everyday Life presents a critical exploration of the development of everyday life as an object of study in cultural analysis, wherein John Storey addresses the way in which everyday life is beginning to replace popular culture as a primary concept in cultural studies. Storey presents a range of different ways of thinking theoretically about the everyday; from Freudian and Marxist approaches, to chapters exploring topics such as consumption, mediatization and phenomenological sociology. The book concludes, drawing from the previous nine chapters, with notes towards a definition of what everyday life might look like as a pedagogic object of study in cultural studies. This is an ideal introduction to the theories of everyday life for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, communication studies and media studies.

Title From Popular Culture to Everyday Life
Author John Storey
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-04-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 150
ISBN 9781135128999
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From Popular Culture to Everyday Life presents a critical exploration of the development of everyday life as an object of study in cultural analysis, wherein John Storey addresses the way in which everyday life is beginning to replace popular culture as a primary concept in cultural studies. Storey presents a range of different ways of thinking theoretically about the everyday; from Freudian and Marxist approaches, to chapters exploring topics such as consumption, mediatization and phenomenological sociology. The book concludes, drawing from the previous nine chapters, with notes towards a definition of what everyday life might look like as a pedagogic object of study in cultural studies. This is an ideal introduction to the theories of everyday life for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, communication studies and media studies.

Food Waste by David M. Evans

Title Food Waste
Author David M. Evans
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2014-10-23
Category Social Science
Total Pages 136
ISBN 9780857852342
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In recent years, food waste has risen to the top of the political and public agenda, yet until now there has been no scholarly analysis applied to the topic as a complement and counter-balance to campaigning and activist approaches. Using ethnographic material to explore global issues, Food Waste unearths the processes that lie behind the volume of food currently wasted by households and consumers. The author demonstrates how waste arises as a consequence of households negotiating the complex and contradictory demands of everyday life, explores the reasons why surplus food ends up in the bin, and considers innovative solutions to the problem. Drawing inspiration from studies of consumption and material culture alongside social science perspectives on everyday life and the home, this lively yet scholarly book is ideal for students and researchers from a wide range of disciplines, along with anyone interested in understanding the food that we waste.

Title Media Consumption and Everyday Life in Asia
Author Youna Kim
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2008-06-30
Category History
Total Pages 250
ISBN 9781135896430
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores people’s everyday experience of the media in Asian countries in confrontation with huge social change and transition and the need to understand this phenomenon as it intersects with the media. It argues for the centrality of the media to Asian transformations in the era of globalization. The profusion of the media today, with new imaginations, new choices and contradictions, generates a critical condition for reflexivity engaging everyday people to have a resource for the learning of self, culture and society in a new light. Media culture is creating new connections, new desires and threats, and the identities of people are being reworked at individual, national, regional and global levels. Within historically specific social conditions and contexts of the everyday, the chapters seek to provide a diversity of experiences and understandings of the place of the media in different Asian locations. This book considers the emerging consequences of media consumption in people’s everyday life at a time when the political, socio-economic and cultural forces by which the media operate are rapidly globalizing in Asia.

Gender And Consumption by Lydia Martens

Title Gender and Consumption
Author Lydia Martens
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-04-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781317130789
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawing upon anthropological, sociological and historical perspectives, this volume provides a unique insight into women’s domestic consumption. The contributors argue that domestic consumption represents an important lens through which to examine the everyday production and reproduction of socio-economic relations. Through a variety of case studies (such as gambling, wedding day consumption and bedroom décor), the essays explore and reconsider the nature of public and private spaces, and the subsequent nature of domestic space - often by challenging traditional notions of what constitutes ’the domestic’. The volume demonstrates the broad range of experiences that domestic consumption offers women and reveals some of the complex meanings and motivations underpinning women’s consumption practices.

Title Inventing Popular Culture
Author John Storey
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2009-02-04
Category Social Science
Total Pages 168
ISBN 9781405172653
Language English, Spanish, and French
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John Storey, a leading figure in the field of Cultural Studies, offers an illuminating and vibrant account of the development of popular culture. Addressing issues such as globalization, intellectualism, and consumerism, Inventing Popular Culture presents an engaging assessment of one of the most debated concepts of recent times. Provides a lively and accessible history of the concept of popular culture by one of the leading experts in the field. Traces the invention and reinvention of the concept of popular culture from the eighteenth-century “discovery” of folk culture to contemporary accounts of the cultural impact of globalization. Examines the relationship between the concept of popular culture and key issues in cultural analyses such as hegemony, postmodernism, identity, questions of value, consumerism, and everyday life.

Title Time Consumption and Everyday Life
Author Elizabeth Shove
Publisher Berg
Release Date 2009-09-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781847886248
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Has material civilization spun out of control, becoming too fast for our own well-being and that of the planet? This book confronts these anxieties and examines the changing rhythms and temporal organization of everyday life. How do people handle hurriedness, burn-out and stress? Are slower forms of consumption viable? In case studies covering the United States, Asia and Europe, international experts follow routines and rhythms, their emotional and political dynamics and show how they are anchored in material culture and everyday practice. Running themes of the book are questions of coordination and disruption; cycles and seasons; and the interplay between power and freedom, and between material and natural forces. The result is a volume that brings studies of practice, temporality and material culture together to open up a new intellectual agenda.

Title Time Consumption and Everyday Life
Author Elizabeth Shove
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020-06-07
Category Social Science
Total Pages 250
ISBN 9781000181470
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Has material civilization spun out of control, becoming too fast for our own well-being and that of the planet? This book confronts these anxieties and examines the changing rhythms and temporal organization of everyday life. How do people handle hurriedness, burn-out and stress? Are slower forms of consumption viable? This volume brings together international experts from geography, sociology, history, anthropology and philosophy. In case studies covering the United States, Asia and Europe, contributors follow routines and rhythms, their emotional and political dynamics and show how they are anchored in material culture and everyday practice. Running themes of the book are questions of coordination and disruption; cycles and seasons; and the interplay between power and freedom, and between material and natural forces. The result is a volume that brings studies of practice, temporality and material culture together to open up a new intellectual agenda.

Title Cultural Theory and Popular Culture
Author John Storey
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Release Date 2006
Category Social Science
Total Pages 191
ISBN 9780820328393
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this new edition of his widely adopted Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. Like previous editions, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of, and various approaches to, popular culture. New to this edition: Extensively revised, rewritten, and updated Improved and expanded content throughout including a new chapter on psychoanalysis and a new section on post-Marxism and the global postmodern Closer explicit links to the new edition companion reader Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader More illustrative diagrams and images Fully revised, improved, and updated companion web site Ideal for courses in: cultural studies media studies communication studies sociology of culture popular culture visual studies cultural criticism

Digitalizing Consumption by Franck Cochoy

Title Digitalizing Consumption
Author Franck Cochoy
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-07-14
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 254
ISBN 9781317299349
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Contemporary consumer society is increasingly saturated by digital technology, and the devices that deliver this are increasingly transforming consumption patterns. Social media, smartphones, mobile apps and digital retailing merge with traditional consumption spheres, supported by digital devices which further encourage consumers to communicate and influence other consumers to consume. Through a wide range of empirical studies which analyse the impact of digital devices, this volume explores the digitization of consumption and shows how consumer culture and consumption practices are fundamentally intertwined and mediated by digital devices. Exploring the development of new consumer cultures, leading international scholars from sociology, marketing and ethnology examine the effects on practices of consumption and marketing, through topics including big data, digital traces, streaming services, wearables, and social media’s impact on ethical consumption. Digitalizing Consumption makes an important contribution to practice-based approaches to consumption, particularly the use of market devices in consumers’ everyday consumer life, and will be of interest to scholars of marketing, cultural studies, consumer research, organization and management.

Title Everyday Life and Consumer Culture in Eighteenth Century Damascus
Author James P. Grehan
Publisher University of Washington Press
Release Date 2011-07-01
Category History
Total Pages 310
ISBN 0295801638
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Damascus was for centuries a center of learning and commerce. Drawing on the city's dazzling literary tradition-a rich collection of poetry, chronicles, travel accounts, and biographical dictionaries-as well as on Islamic court records, James Grehan explores the material culture of premodern Damascus, reconstructing the economic infrastructure, social customs, and private consumer habits that dominated this cosmopolitan hub in the 1700s. He sketches a lively history of diet, furniture, fashion, and other aspects of daily life, providing an unusual and intimate account of the choices, constraints, and compromises that defined consumer behavior. Coffee, tobacco, and light firearms had arisen as new luxury items in preceding centuries, and Grehan traces the usage of such goods in order to get a picture of the overall standard of living in the premodern Middle East. He looks particularly at how wealth and poverty were defined and how consumption patterns expressed notions of taste, class, and power, illuminating the prominent role played by Damascus in shaping the economy and culture of the Middle East. In assessing the magnitude of social change in modern times, we have few benchmarks from the period preceding the onset of modernity in the nineteenth century. This informative study will make possible more precise cultural and economic comparisons between different parts of the world as it stood on the brink of a radically new economic and political order. The book's focus on a little-examined period and region will appeal to scholars and students of urban social history and Arab popular culture.

Title Culture and Everyday Life
Author David Inglis
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2005
Category Social Science
Total Pages 159
ISBN 0415319269
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This lively and accessible new book reconsiders the different views as to what 'culture' is, how it operates, and how it relates to other aspects of the human (and non-human) world.

Title Routledge Handbook on Consumption
Author Margit Keller
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date 2017-02-10
Category Social Science
Total Pages 488
ISBN 9781317380900
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Consumption research is burgeoning across a wide range of disciplines. The Routledge Handbook on Consumption gathers experts from around the world to provide a nuanced overview of the latest scholarship in this expanding field. At once ambitious and timely, the volume provides an ideal map for those looking to position their work, find new analytic insights and identify research gaps. With an intuitive thematic structure and resolutely international outlook, it engages with theory and methodology; markets and businesses; policies, politics and the state; and culture and everyday life. It will be essential reading for students and scholars across the social and economic sciences.

Title The Dynamics of Social Practice
Author Elizabeth Shove
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 2012-05-17
Category Social Science
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781446290033
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Everyday life is defined and characterised by the rise, transformation and fall of social practices. Using terminology that is both accessible and sophisticated, this essential book guides the reader through a multi-level analysis of this dynamic. In working through core propositions about social practices and how they change the book is clear and accessible; real world examples, including the history of car driving, the emergence of frozen food, and the fate of hula hooping, bring abstract concepts to life and firmly ground them in empirical case-studies and new research. Demonstrating the relevance of social theory for public policy problems, the authors show that the everyday is the basis of social transformation addressing questions such as: how do practices emerge, exist and die? what are the elements from which practices are made? how do practices recruit practitioners? how are elements, practices and the links between them generated, renewed and reproduced? Precise, relevant and persuasive this book will inspire students and researchers from across the social sciences. Elizabeth Shove is Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University. Mika Pantzar is Research Professor at the National Consumer Research Centre, Helsinki. Matt Watson is Lecturer in Social and Cultural Geography at University of Sheffield.

Title National Identity Popular Culture and Everyday Life
Author Tim Edensor
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020-06-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781000183672
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Millennium Dome, Braveheart and Rolls Royce cars. How do cultural icons reproduce and transform a sense of national identity? How does national identity vary across time and space, how is it contested, and what has been the impact of globalization upon national identity and culture?This book examines how national identity is represented, performed, spatialized and materialized through popular culture and in everyday life. National identity is revealed to be inherent in the things we often take for granted - from landscapes and eating habits, to tourism, cinema and music. Our specific experience of car ownership and motoring can enhance a sense of belonging, whilst Hollywood blockbusters and national exhibitions provide contexts for the ongoing, and often contested, process of national identity formation. These and a wealth of other cultural forms and practices are explored, with examples drawn from Scotland, the UK as a whole, India and Mauritius. This book addresses the considerable neglect of popular cultures in recent studies of nationalism and contributes to debates on the relationship between ‘high' and ‘low' culture.

Title Food and Cultural Studies
Author Bob Ashley
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2004-08-02
Category Art
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781134490035
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What and how we eat are two of the most persistent choices we face in everyday life. Whatever we decide on though, and however mundane our decisions may seem, they will be inscribed with information both about ourselves and about our positions in the world around us. Yet, food has only recently become a significant and coherent area of inquiry for cultural studies and the social sciences. Food and Cultural Studies re-examines the interdisciplinary history of food studies from a cultural studies framework, from the semiotics of Barthes and the anthropology of Levi-Strauss to Elias' historical analysis and Bourdieu's work on the relationship between food, consumption and cultural identity. The authors then go on to explore subjects as diverse as food and nation, the gendering of eating in, the phenomenon of TV chefs, the ethics of vegetarianism and food, risk and moral panics.