Being Human in a Consumer Society

Being Human in a Consumer Society

Written by: Prof Dr Alejandro Néstor García Martínez

  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publish Date: 2015-02-28
  • ISBN-10: 9781472443175
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This book offers a new perspective on sociological studies of the consumer society, introducing neglected normative questions relating to the good life and human flourishing - subjects more commonly discussed in fields of moral, political, and social philosophy. With attention to a wide range of subjects, including postemotional law and responsibility, dehumanised consumption and prosumerism, fashion, embodiment, conspicuous consumption, and sustainability, this book analyzes the structural and cultural transformations that can be identified in consumer society. It also offers a critical view of whether consumption is leading to an increased isolation, individualization or commodification of human beings, suggesting an analytical framework for understanding consumer culture and human praxis.

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