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Citizenship and consumption /
edited by Kate Soper, Frank Trentmann.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
description
xii, 242 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
023055346X (alk. paper), 9780230553460 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
isbn
023055346X (alk. paper)
9780230553460 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
6336074
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-234) and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This book provides a timely forum for current thinking on consumption and citizenship, exploring overlaps, interactions and tensions betwen them.
Main Description
The book provides a timely forum for current thinking on consumption and citizenship, exploring overlaps, interactions and tensions between them.
Main Description
This book provides a timely forum for current thinking on consumption and citizenship, exploring overlaps, interactions and tensions between them.
Title Summary
"Citizenship and Consumption provides a timely forum for current thinking on consumption and citizenship, exploring overlaps, interactions and tensions between them. Conventionally, citizenship and consumption have been treated as oppositional or exclusive spheres. Ideas of citizenship have developed in relative isolation from studies of consumption. Recent controversies about 'choice' and 'sustainability' as well as a new wave of consumer activism, by contrast, point to the complex civic dimensions of consumption. Bringing together experts from history, theory, media studies, law, and politics, this book retrieves alternative traditions of consumption and citizenship in West and East, past and present, and evaluates the civic prospects of consumption for the future."--BOOK JACKET.
Table of Contents
List of Platesp. vii
List of Figure and Tablep. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Retrievalp. 17
Civic Choices: Retrieving Perspectives on Rationality, Consumption, and Citizenshipp. 19
Consumption and Politics in Twentieth-Century Chinap. 34
Sartorial Manoeuvres in the Dusk: Blue Jeans in Socialist Hungaryp. 51
Talk and Actionp. 69
Consuming Without Paying: Stealing or Campaigning? The Civic Implications of Civil Disobedience Around Access to Waterp. 71
The Banality of Consumptionp. 87
'Public Connection' and the Uncertain Norms of Media Consumptionp. 104
The Moral Force of Consumption and Capitalism: Anti-slavery and Anti-sweatshopp. 121
Prospectsp. 137
Exit Homo Politicus, Enter Homo Consumensp. 139
Consumer Citizenship in Post-national Constellations?p. 154
Sustainability, Well-Being and Consumption: The Limits of Hedonic Approachesp. 172
'Alternative Hedonism' and the Citizen-Consumerp. 191
Notesp. 206
Indexp. 235
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