Cultural Studies and Anti-Consumerism by Sam Binkley,Jo Littler

By Sam Binkley,Jo Littler

Anti-consumerism has develop into a conspicuous a part of modern activism and pop culture, from ‘culture jams’ and activities opposed to Esso and Starbucks, in the course of the downshifting and voluntary simplicity routine, the increase of moral intake and natural and the excessive profile of movies and books like Supersize Me! and No brand. A emerging information of work stipulations in in a foreign country crops, the environmental influence of intensified patron life and the results of neo-liberal privatization have all motivated such well known cultural competition. in spite of the fact that, the topic of anti-consumerism has acquired fairly little theoretical awareness – rather from cultural stories, that is astonishing given the discipline’s old investments in extending radical politics and exploring the complexities of buyer desire.

This book considers how the increasing assets of latest cultural idea will be drawn upon to appreciate anti-consumerist identifications and practices; how railing opposed to the social and cultural results of consumerism has a posh prior in addition to current; and it will pay consciousness to the interplays among the several routine of anti-consumerism and the actual modes of customer tradition during which they exist. furthermore, in addition to ‘using’ cultural reports to examine anti-consumerism, it additionally asks how such anti-consumerist practices and discourse demanding situations the various presumptions and positions presently held in cultural studies.

This ebook used to be formerly released as a different factor of Cultural Studies.

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