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Willis' study of commodity capitalism, which includes the taken-for- granted phenomena of modern (US and suburban) culture--Barbie dolls, plastic packaging, banana sticker logos, and the aerobic workout--demonstrates that the trivial is crucial for an understanding of capitalist culture, and argues for the necessary development of a critical perspective on daily life.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-184) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415041812
Author:
Willis, Susan
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Capitalism
Subject:
Social values
Subject:
Suburban life
Subject:
Consumption
Series:
Studies in culture and communication
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
1991
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
185 p.

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