Reviewing key contemporary issues and debates about consumption, this accessible textbook portrays and assesses the varied and complex intersections of consumption and everyday life. The rich and idiosyncratic nature of local consumption practices is illustrated through cases from different parts of the world. The contributors show the varying balance between constraint and creativity, links between consumption and production, and the patterns which shape access to symbolic and material resources.
|Publication date:||13th June 1997|
|Publisher:||SAGE Publications Inc|
|Categories:||Consumerism, Anthropology, Cultural studies,|
Dr Hugh Mackay is an Honorary Associate of the Faculty of Sociology at Open UniversityMore About Hugh Mackay