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Four Volume Set
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August 2010 | 1 808 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Consumption is a core issue for all disciplines studying 'culture and society'. This four-volume set covers such diverse issues as food, environment and housing in terms of society's seemingly insatiable lust for consumption.

Volume One: The Shaping of the Field includes classic and recent theoretical essays of lasting significance for the discipline and for the critique of consumer behaviour, by such influential voices such as Jean Baudrillard and Theodor Adorno.

Volume Two: Acquisition deals with how people get what they consume.

Volume Three: Appropriation draws from anthropology, sociology and cultural studies to expound on the central idea of appropriation, capturing the importance of people 'domesticating' mass-produced and alien products, converting them into items with personal meanings and using and appreciating them for their own purposes.

Volume Four: Appreciation unpacks the frameworks of understanding acceptable conduct grounded in moral and social judgments of symbolic value.

Historical Roots
Consumption and Consumer Society: A contribution to the history of ideas

Ulrich Wyrwa
Capitalism and the Consumer Revolution

Roberta Sassatelli
The Alien Past: Consumer culture in historical perspective

Susan Strasser
Beyond Consumerism: New historical perspectives on consumption

Frank Trentmann
Political Economy
The Fetishism of the Commodity and Its Secret

Karl Marx
Conspicuous Consumption

Thorstein Veblen
The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as mass deception

Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer
Playing the Consumption Game

Ben Fine
Sociology and Anthropology
The Uses of Goods

Mary Douglas and Baron Isherwood
The Habitus and the Space of Life-Styles

Pierre Bourdieu
Classification in Art

Paul DiMaggio
Perspectives on Consumer Culture

Mike Featherstone
Consuming Goods and the Good of Consuming

Colin Campbell
The Problem of Style

Georg Simmel
Postmodernism and Cultural Studies
Consuming Life

Zygmunt Bauman
Liberatory Postmodernism and the Reenchantment of Consumption

A. Fuat Firat and Alladi Venkatesh
Consumer Culture Theory (CCT): Twenty years of research

Eric J. Arnould and Craig J. Thompson
Delectable Materialism: Second thoughts on consumer culture

Michael Schudson
The Human Consequences of Consumer Culture

Russell Belk
Commodification and Cultural Economy
The Long History of Contemporary Consumer Society: Chronologies, practices, and politics in modern Europe

Frank Trentmann
A Consumers' Republic: The politics of mass consumption in postwar America

Lizabeth Cohen
Politicising Consumer Culture: Advertising's appropriation of political ideology in China's social transition

Xin Zhao and Russell Belk
Understanding the Flow of Symbolic Goods in the Global Cultural Economy

Omar Lizardo
Trying to be Cosmopolitan

Craig Thompson and Siok Kuan Tambyah
Poor Chic: The rational consumption of poverty

Karen Bettez Halnon
Modes of Provision
Notes on the Relationship between Production and Consumption

Alan Warde
Toward a Theory of Consumer Choice as Sociohistorically Shaped Practical Experience: The fits-like-a-glove (FLAG) framework

Douglas Allen
Calculation, Qualculation, Calqulation: Shopping cart's arithmetic, equipped cognition and clustered consumers

Franck Cochoy
The Poverty of Morality

Daniel Miller
In Defence of Consumer Critique: Revisiting the consumption debates of the 20th century

Juliet Schor
Production of Culture
Culture as (and after) Production

Marco Santoro
Why do Brands Cause Trouble? A dialectical theory of consumer culture and branding

Douglas Holt
Body Lessons: Fitness publishing and the cultural production of the fitness consumer

Jennifer Smith Maguire
Politics and Ethics of Distribution
Voluntary Simplicity: Characterisation, select psychological implications and societal consequences

Amitai Etzioni
Time and Wealth: The role of time and temporalities for sustainable patterns of consumption

Lucia Reisch
Virtue, Responsibility and Consumer Choice: Framing critical consumerism

Roberta Sassatelli
The Cultural Biography of Things: Commoditisation as process

Igor Kopytoff
Consumption and Identity: The cultural politics of shopping

Peter Jackson
Consumption and Theories of Practice

Alan Warde
Possessions and Performances
Possessions and the Extended Self

Russell Belk
Collecting as a Paradigm of Consumption

Marina Bianchi
The Use of and Commitment to Goods

Kaj Ilmonen
Divergent Narratives in the Imagining of the Home amongst Middle-Class Consumers: Aesthetics, comfort and the symbolic boundaries of self and home

Ian Woodward
Music Lovers: Taste as performance

Antoine Hennion
Three Ages of the Automobile: The cultural logics of the car

David Gartman
A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Household Energy Use Behaviour in Japan and Norway

Harold Wilhite H et al
Defrosting the Freezer: From novelty to convenience: a story of normalization

Elizabeth Shove and Dale Southerton
Converging Conventions of Comfort, Cleanliness and Convenience

Elizabeth Shove
Caring Consumers: Gendered consumption meanings and the juggling lifestyle

Craig Thompson
Squeezing Time: Allocating practices, coordinating networks and scheduling society

Dale Southerton
Fashion: From class differentiation to collective selection

Herbert Blumer
Diderot Unities and the Diderot Effect

Grant McCracken
Branded Communities

Albert Muniz Jr and Thomas O'Guinn
Identity, Mobility and the Throwaway Society

Nicky Gregson, Alan Metcalfe and Louise Crewe
Power and Taste
Elite Distinction: Grand theory and comparative perspectives

Jean-Pascal Daloz
The Aristocracy of Culture

Pierre Bourdieu
Poststructuralist Lifestyle Analysis: Conceptualising the social patterning of consumption in postmodernity

Douglas Holt
Changing Highbrow Taste: From snob to omnivore

Richard Peterson and Roger Kern
Disentangling Effacement, Omnivore, and Distinction Effects on Consumption of Cultural Activities: An illustration

Morris Holbrook, Michael Weiss and John Habich
Differential Appreciation
A Critique of Desire: Distaste and dislike in consumer behaviour

Richard Wilk
Highbrow Cultural Consumption and Class Distinction in Italy, Israel, West Germany, Sweden and the United States

Tally Katz-Gerro
A Cultural Map of the United Kingdom, 2003

Modesto Gayo-Cal, Mike Savage and Alan Warde
How Blacks Use Consumption to Shape Their Collective Identities

Michèle Lamont and Virág Molnár
Culture, Class and Connections

Bonnie Erickson
Arts Participation as Cultural Capital in the United States, 1982-2002: Signs of decline?

Paul DiMaggio and Toqir Mukhtar
The Question of Culture Consumption and Stratification Revisited

Omar Lizardo
Global and Local Culture
Coca-Cola: A black sweet drink from Trinidad

Daniel Miller
Local Consumption Cultures in a Globalising World

Peter Jackson
Fast Food in France

Rick Fantasia
The Practical Aesthetics of Traditional Cuisines: Slow food in Tuscany

Mara Miele and Jonathan Murdoch
Alternative Tastes
Income and Happiness: Towards a unified theory

Richard Easterlin
Time to be Lazy: Work, the environment and modern subjectivities

Eric Darier

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