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Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture

Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture

Three Volume Set
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July 2012 | 1 664 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The three-volume Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture covers consuming societies around the world, from the Age of Enlightenment to the present, and shows how consumption has become intrinsic to the world's social, economic, political, and cultural landscapes. Offering an invaluable interdisciplinary approach, this reference work is a useful resource for researchers in sociology, political science, consumer science, global studies, comparative studies, business and management, human geography, economics, history, anthropology, and psychology. The first encyclopedia to outline the parameters of consumer culture, the Encyclopedia provides a critical, scholarly resource on consumption and consumerism over time.

Key topics:

Theories and concepts

Socio-economic change

Socio-demographic change

Identity and social differentiation


Style and taste

Mass consumptions

Ethical Consumption

Civil society


Domestic consumption








Urban life

Ronald Hill
Pablo Muchnik
Kant, Immanuel
Susan Wortmann, Lyndie Christensen
Sex Tourism
Sam Han
David Evans

Dale Southerton

Dale Southerton is a Research Fellow at the United Kingdom Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Center for Research on Innovation and Competition at the University of Manchester, a leading multidisciplinary research center in the sociology and economics of consumption. He is also an Associate Lecturer for the Open University. More About Author

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