This book provides an introduction to the historical and theoretical foundations of consumerism. It then moves on to examine the experience of consumption in the areas of space and place, technology, fashion, `popular' music and sport. Throughout, the author brings a critical perspective to bear upon the subject, thus providing a reliable and stimulating guide to a complex and many-sided field.
Consumerism Then and Now
Consumerism in Context
Design for Life or Consumption Designed?
Consuming Space, Consuming Place
Consuming Popular Music
The Consuming Paradox