Item description for Consumption and Identity (Studies in Anthropology & History) by FRIEDMAN...
The present volume focuses intensively on the relation between consumption and culturally specific strategies for self-definition, both on an individual and a group basis. Many of the essays are explicit attempts to deal with the complex articulation of modern commodities and "non-modern" modes of appropriation. The papers reflect and engage some very recent developments in anthropology such as the growing interest in personhood expressed in the numerous works of cultural psychology, and an increasing emphasis on the re-envisioning of culture as continually constructed in socially differentiated practice. As such, these papers can be said to deal with consumption as part of the practice of social identity and the construction of culturally specific forms of life. Consumption and Identity is an attempt to locate the practice of consumption within more general strategies of social self-definition. While we have seen a growing literature on consumption in the social sciences, there has b
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.61" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.71" Weight: 1.01 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1995
ISBN 3718655926 ISBN13 9783718655922
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More About FRIEDMAN
Elyse Friedman has written for radio, television, magazines and the stage. She is a graduate of the Professional Screenwriting Program at the Canadian Film Centre and is currently at work on the screenplay for "Then Again." She lives in Toronto. This is her first novel.