Geographies of Consumption
- Juliana Mansvelt - Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Massey University, New Zealand
Economic Geography | Human Geography (General)
In Geographies of Consumption Juliana Mansvelt provides readers with a detailed explanation of political-economic and social-cultural perspectives on consumption at different scales. She opens with overview chapters on the history and conceptualisation of consumption and moves on to thematic chapters on consumption spaces; the body and identity; commodity chains; globalization commercial cultures.
The text is illustrated throughout with comparative case study-material and features boxes and annotated notes for further reading.
A review of consumption from a spatial perspective, this critical analysis of the key debates is the first synoptic overview in the geographic literature. Geographies of Consumption will be widely used in modules in economic and social geography, and should be the core text for those with a focus on consumption
"This introduction to consumption and its geographies provides an overview of the key issues in the consumption literature, demonstrating that consumption is intimately related to the production of space in everdyay life. Subjects covered include detailed explanations of political, economic, and social perspectives of consumption, as well as comparative case study material."
The final section of this book, on 'Moralities', will be a recommended chapter for my lecture on ethical consumption; this is just the type of reading that I want my students to engage with.
Great introductory work! Great lecturer service!
Not only was this book was extremely useful when discussing the impact culture has on consumption but also what impact consumption has on culture - great examples throughout.