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Module Reading List

Sociology of Consumerism, 2017/18, Semester 2
Mark Davis
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Adorno, T.W. & Horkheimer, M. (1999) Dialectic of enlightenment . London: Verso Classics.

Adorno, T.W. (2002) The culture industry : selected essays on mass culture . London: Routledge Classics.

Baudrillard, J. (1994) Simulacra and simulation . Michigan: University Press.

Jean Baudrillard (1998) The consumer society : myths and structures . Sage.

Bauman, Z. (1998) Work, consumerism and the new poor . Milton Keynes: Open Uni. Press.

Bauman, Z. (2001) ‘Consuming Life’, Journal of consumer culture. , 1, 1: 9-29.

Bauman, Z. (2007) Consuming life . Cambridge: Polity Press.

Benson, J. (1994) The Rise of the Consumer Society in Britain, 1880-1980. London: Longman.

Bocock, R. (1993) Consumption . London: Routledge.

Bourdieu, P. (1984) Distinction : a social critique of the judgement of taste . trans. Richard Nice. London: Routledge.

Campbell, C. (1987) The romantic ethic and the spirit of modern consumerism . Oxford: Blackwell.

Corrigan, P. (1996) The sociology of consumption : an introduction . London: Sage.

Davis, F. (1992) Fashion, culture, and identity . Chicago: University Press

Davis, Mark (2008) Freedom and consumerism : a critique of Zygmunt Bauman's sociology . Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Douglas, M. & Isherwood, B. (1996) The world of goods : towards an anthropology of consumption : with a new introduction . London: Routledge.

Edwards, T. (2000) Contradictions of consumption : concepts, practices and politics in consumer society . Buckingham: Open Uni. Press.

Emminson, M. (2003) ‘Social class and cultural mobility: reconfiguring the cultural omnivore thesis’, Journal of sociology. , 39, 3: 211-230.

Engler, S. (2003) ‘Modern Times: Religion, Consecration and the State in Bourdieu’, Cultural studies. , 17, 3/4 Special Issue: Bourdieu and Cultural Studies: 445-467.

Ewen, S. (1976) Captains of consciousness : advertising and the social roots of the consumer culture . New York: McGraw-Hill.

Ewen, S. (1988) All consuming images : the politics of style in contemporary culture . New York: Basic Books.

Falk, P. and Campbell, C. (ed.) (1997) The shopping experience . London: Sage.

Featherstone, M. (1991) Consumer culture and postmodernism . London: Sage.

Fiske, J. (1989) Understanding popular culture . London: Unwin Hyman.

Friedman, J. (1994) Cultural Identity and the Global Process. London: Sage.

Gabriel, Y. & Lang, T. (1995) The unmanageable consumer : contemporary consumption and its fragmentation . London: Sage.

Gelpi, R.M. & Julien-Labryère, F. (2000) The history of consumer credit : doctrines and practices . trans. Liam Gavin. London: Macmillan.

Giddens, A. (1991) Modernity and self-identity : self and society in the late modern age . Cambridge: Polity Press.

Goffman, E. (1979 [1976]) Gender advertisements . London: Macmillan.

Goffman, E. (1990 [1959]) The presentation of self in everyday life . Harmondsworth: Penguin Books.

Held, D. (1980) Introduction to critical theory : Horkheimer to Habermas . London: Hutchinson.

Jameson, F. (1979) ‘Reification and Utopia in Mass Culture’, Social text. , 1: 130-148.

Jameson, F. (1985) ‘Postmodernism and Consumer Society’, in H. Foster (ed.) Postmodern Culture: The Anti-Aesthetic. London: Pluto Press.

Jay, M. (1973) The dialectical imagination : a history of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research, 1923-1950 . London: Heinemann Educational.

Keat, R., Whiteley, N., Abercrombie, N. (eds) (1994) The authority of the consumer . London: Routledge.

Kellner, D. (1992) ‘Popular culture and the construction of postmodern identities’, in S. Lash and J. Friedman (eds).

Klein, N. (2001) No logo : no space, no choice, no jobs . London: Flamingo.

Lasch, C. (1979) The culture of narcissism : American life in an age of diminishing expectations . New York: Norton Publications.

Lasch, C. (1984) The minimal self : psychic survival in troubled times . New York: Norton Publications.

Lash, S. and Featherstone, M. (2001) ‘Recognition and Difference: Politics, Identity, Multiculture’ cited in Theory, culture & society. , 18, 2/3: 1-19.

Lee, M. (1993) Consumer culture reborn : the cultural politics of consumption . London: Routledge.

Lehtonen, T-K. (1999) ‘Any Room For Aesthetics? Shopping Practices of Heavily Indebted Consumers’, Journal of Material Culture , 4, 3: 243-262.

Lodziak, C. (1995) Manipulating Needs: Capitalism and Culture. London: Pluto Press.

Lodziak, C. (2002) The Myth of Consumerism. London: Pluto Press.

Lury, C. (1996) Consumer culture . Cambridge: Polity Press.

Mackay, H. (ed) (1997) Consumption and everyday life . London: Sage.

Marcuse, H. (1964) One-dimensional man . London: Routledge.

McCracken, G. (1988) Culture and consumption : new approaches to the symbolic character of consumer goods and activities . Bloomington: Indiana Uni. Press.

Miles, S. (1998) Consumerism : as a way of life . London: Sage.

Miles, S. (2000) Youth lifestyles in a changing world . Buckinghamshire: Open University Press.

Miller, D. (1987) Material culture and mass consumption . Oxford: Blackwell.

Nava, M. (1991) ‘Consumerism reconsidered: buying and power’, Cultural studies. , 5: 157-173.

O’Donohoe, S. (2001) ‘Living with ambivalence: attitudes to advertising in postmodern times’, Marketing theory. , 1, 1: 91-108.

Ritzer, G. (1995) Expressing America : a critique of the global credit card society . Thousand Oaks, California: Pine Forge Press.

Ritzer, G. (1999) Enchanting a disenchanted world : revolutionizing the means of consumption . Thousand Oaks, California: Pine Forge Press.

Ritzer, G. (2001) Explorations in the sociology of consumption : fast food, credit cards and casinos . Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.

Shields, Rob (ed.) (1992) Lifestyle shopping : the subject of consumption . London: Routledge.

Simmel, G. (1957) ‘Fashion’, American Journal of Sociology. , 62: 541-548.

Simmel, G. (1990) The philosophy of money . London: Routledge.

Skeggs, B. (1997) Formations of class and gender : becoming respectable . London: Sage.

Slater, D. (1997) Consumer culture and modernity . Cambridge: Polity Press.

Soloman, M.R. (2001) Consumer Behaviour: buying, having and being. 5th Edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Sulkunen, P. (1997) Constructing the new consumer society . London: Routledge.

Sweetman, P. (2001) ‘Everything Starts with an E: Fashions in Theory, Fashion Theory and the Cultural Studies Debate’, Theory, culture & society. , 18, 4: 135-142.

Tomlinson, M. (2003) ‘Lifestyle and Social Class’, European sociological review. , 19, 1: 97-111.

Veblen, T. (1994) The theory of the leisure class . London: Constable.

Whiteley, N. (1993) Design for society. . London: Reaktion Books.

Williams, G. (2000) Branded? London: V&A.

Williams, R. (1989) Dream worlds : mass consumption in late nineteenth-century France . Berkeley: University of California Press.

Williamson, J. (1978) Decoding advertisements : ideology and meaning in advertising . London: Marion Boyars.


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