New PDF release: Cultural Studies and Anti-Consumerism

By Sam Binkley,Jo Littler

Anti-consumerism has turn 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 activities, the increase of moral intake and natural and the excessive profile of movies and books like Supersize Me! and No emblem. A emerging know-how of work stipulations in in a foreign country vegetation, the environmental influence of intensified client existence and the consequences of neo-liberal privatization have all motivated such renowned cultural competition. although, the topic of anti-consumerism has obtained quite little theoretical cognizance – quite from cultural reviews, that is fantastic given the discipline’s ancient investments in extending radical politics and exploring the complexities of client desire.

This book considers how the increasing assets of latest cultural thought 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 earlier in addition to current; and it can pay realization to the interplays among the several events of anti-consumerism and the actual modes of shopper tradition within which they exist. furthermore, in addition to ‘using’ cultural reviews to examine anti-consumerism, it additionally asks how such anti-consumerist practices and discourse demanding situations a few of the presumptions and positions presently held in cultural studies.

This e-book used to be formerly released as a distinct factor of Cultural Studies.

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