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Geographies of Consumption

Geographies of Consumption

  • Juliana Mansvelt - Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Massey University, New Zealand

April 2005 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This critical introduction to consumption and its geographies provides an engaged summary of the consumption literature and demonstrates that consumption is intimately related to the production of space in everyday life.

In Geographies of Consumption Juliana Mansvelt provides readers with a detailed explanation of political-economic and social-cultural perspectives on consumption at different scales. She opens with overview chapters on the history and conceptualisation of consumption and moves on to thematic chapters on consumption spaces; the body and identity; commodity chains; globalization commercial cultures.

The text is illustrated throughout with comparative case study-material and features boxes and annotated notes for further reading.

A review of consumption from a spatial perspective, this critical analysis of the key debates is the first synoptic overview in the geographic literature. Geographies of Consumption will be widely used in modules in economic and social geography, and should be the core text for those with a focus on consumption

Geographies of Consumption
Commercial Cultures

The final section of this book, on 'Moralities', will be a recommended chapter for my lecture on ethical consumption; this is just the type of reading that I want my students to engage with.

Dr Ross Jones
School of Environment and Development, Manchester University
December 14, 2016

Great introductory work! Great lecturer service!

Mr Wolfgang Gruber
Dept of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna
March 16, 2015

Not only was this book was extremely useful when discussing the impact culture has on consumption but also what impact consumption has on culture - great examples throughout.

Mr Darren Devereux
Academic, Institute of Business & Technology
January 17, 2013

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