The Sociology of Consumption

The Sociology of Consumption

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The Sociology of Consumption: A Global Approach offers college students, scholars, and interested readers a state-of-the-art overview of consumption the desire for, purchase, use, display, exchange, and disposal of goods and services. The booka€™s global focus, emphasis on social inequality, and analysis of consumer citizenship offer a timely, exciting, and original approach to the topic. Looking beyond the U.S. and Europe, Stillerman engages examples from his and othersa€™ research in Chile and other Latin American countries, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and East and South Asia to explore the interaction between global and local forces in consumption. The text explores the lived experience of being a consumer, demonstrating how social inequalities based on class, gender, sexuality, race, and age shape consumer practices and identities. Finally, the book uncovers the important role consumption has played in fueling local and international activism. This welcome new book will be ideal for classes on consumer culture across the social sciences, humanities, and marketing.Those families that defaulted on credit cards were likely targeted by department- store creditors who use the strategy of a€œsowing consumersa€ (Ossandon 2013). In this analysis, creditors use risk-analysis formulas to identify very lowincomeanbsp;...

Title:The Sociology of Consumption
Author:Joel Stillerman
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-08-20


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