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|Title||:||The Consumer Society: Myths and Structures|
|Author||:||Jean Baudrillard, Chris Turner, George Ritzer|
|Publisher||:||Sage Publications Ltd|
|Number of Pages||:||224|
|Category||:||Philosophy, Non fiction, Economics, Politics, Theory|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Consumer Society: Myths and Structures This is the first English language translation of Jean Baudrillard s contemporary classic on the sociology of consumption Originally published in the book was one of the first to focus on the processes and meaning of consumption in contemporary culture At a time when others were fixated with the production process Baudrillard could be found making the case that consumption is now the axis of culture He demonstrates how consumption is related to the goal of economic growth and he maps out a social theory of consumption Many of the themes that would later make Baudrillard famous are sketched out here for the first time In particular concepts of simulation and the simulacrum receive their earliest systematic treatment .
Written at a time when Baudrillard was moving away from both Marxism and institutional sociology the book is more systematic than his later works He is still pursuing the task of locating consumption in culture and society So the reader will find here his most organized discussion of mass media culture the meaning of leisure and anomie in affluent society There is also a fascinating chapter on the body which shows yet again Baudrillard s extraordinary prescience in flagging the importance of vital subjects in contemporary culture long before his colleagues .
Baudrillard is widely acclaimed as a key thinker in sociology communication and cultural studies This book makes available to English speaking readers one of his most important works It will be devoured by the steadily expanding circle of Baudrillard scholars and it will also be required reading for students of the sociology of culture communication and cultural studies .
This edition is published with a long specially prepared introductory essay written by the noted cultural commentator and social theorist George Ritzer author of The McDonaldization of Society