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Culture and Consumption: New Approaches to the Symbolic Character of Consumer Goods and Activities

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Publisher Comments:

"This book compiles and integrates highly innovative work aimed at bridging the fields of anthropology and consumer behavior." --Journal of Consumer Affairs

"... fascinating... ambitious and interesting... " --Canadian Advertising Foundation Newsletter

"... an anthropological dig into consumerism brimming with original thought... " --The Globe and Mail

"Grant McCracken has written a provocative book that puts consumerism in its place in Western society--at the centre." --Report on Business Magazine

"... a stimulating addition to knowledge and theory about the interrelationship of culture and consumption." --Choice

"[McCracken's] synthesis of anthropological and consumer studies material will give historians new ideas and methods to integrate into their thinking." --Maryland Historian

"The book offers a fresh and much needed cultural interpretation of consumption." --Journal of Consumer Policy

"The volume will help balance the prevailing cognitive and social psychological cast of consumer research and should stimulate more comprehensive investigation into consumer behavior." --Journal of Marketing Research

"... broad scope, enthusiasm and imagination... a significant contribution to the literature on consumption history, consumer behavior, and American material culture." --Winterhur Portfolio

"For this is a superb book, a definitive exploration of its subject that makes use of the full range of available literature." --American Journal of Sociology

"McCracken's book is a fine synthesis of a new current of thought that strives to create an interdisciplinary social science of consumption behaviors, a current to which folklorists have much to contribute." --Journal of American Folklore

This provocative book takes a refreshing new view of the culture of consumption. McCracken examines the interplay of culture and consumer behavior from the anthropologist's point of view and provides new insights into the way we view ourselves and our society.

Synopsis:

This is a book about the origins and the imperative of the consumer society. It shows how consumer goods and consumer behavior are shaped by culture and probes the cultural systems of advertising, fashion, collecting, lifestyle, ownership, and self-definition.

About the Author

Grant McCracken is a member of The MIT Laboratory for Branding Cultures and a visiting scholar at McGill University and author of several books.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I. History

One. The Making of Modern Consumption

Two. "Ever Dearer in Our Thoughts": Patina and the Representation of Status before and after the Eighteenth Century

Three. Lois Roget: Curatorial Consumer in a Modern World

Part II. Theory

Four. Clothing as

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253206282
Author:
McCracken, Grant
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Author:
McCracken, Grant David
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
General
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Macroeconomics
Subject:
Consumption (economics)
Subject:
Social values -- History.
Subject:
Economics - Macroeconomics
Subject:
Consumer Behavior - General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Anthropology; Business and Economics; Culture; Social and Cultural Theory
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
19901131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.24 x 6.2 x 0.6 in

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