Consumption and Identity at Work

Author: Paul du Gay

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803979284

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 2584


The realms of consumption have typically been seen to be distinct from those of work and production. This book examines how contemporary rhetorics and discourses of organizational change are breaking down such distinctions - with significant implications for the construction of subjectivities and identities at work. In particular, Paul du Gay shows how the capacities and predispositions required of consumers and those required of employees are increasingly difficult to distinguish. Both consumers and employees are represented as autonomous, responsible, calculating individuals. They are constituted as such in the language of consumer cultures and the all-pervasive discourses of enterprise whereby persons are required to be

Consumption and Identity

Author: Jonathan Friedman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135305439

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 9989


First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Image, Power and Space

Studies in Consumption and Identity

Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841262447

Category: Consumption (Economics)

Page: 165

View: 524


A collection of studies by scholars working at the Chelsea School Research Centre and the University of Brighton

Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novels

Author: Jennifer Ho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135469199

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 5931


This interdisciplinary study examines the theme of consumption in Asian American literature, connection representations of cooking and eating with ethnic identity formation. Using four discrete modes of identification--historic pride, consumerism, mourning, and fusion--Jennifer Ho examines how Asian American adolescents challenge and revise their cultural legacies and experiment with alternative ethnic affiliations through their relationships to food.

Virtual Gender

Technology, Consumption and Identity Matters

Author: Alison Adam,Eileen Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134570058

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 3569


As yet there has been relatively little published on women's activities in relation to new digital technologies. Virtual Gender brings together theoretical perspectives from feminist theory, the sociology of technology and gender studies with well designed empirical studies to throw new light on the impact of ICTs on contemporary social life. A line-up of authors from around the world looks at the gender and technology issues related to leisure, pleasure and consumption, identity and self. Their research is set against a backcloth of renewed interest in citizenship and ethics and how these concepts are recreated in an on-line situation, particularly in local settings. With chapters on subjects ranging from gender-switching on-line, computer games, and cyberstalking to the use of the domestic telephone, this stimulating collection challenges the stereotype of woman as a passive victim of technology. It offers new ways of looking at the many dimensions in which ICTs can be said to be gendered and will be a rich resource for students and teachers in this expanding field of study.

Historicizing Lifestyle

Mediating Taste, Consumption and Identity from the 1900s to 1970s

Author: David Bell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317121759

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 1282


Lifestyles have a history, and lifestyle media is fundamentally implicated in this history. This original volume examines issues of taste, media and lifestyle from the 1900s to 1970s, providing a wealth of empirical evidence and debate from varied international perspectives. Including examples as diverse as 'Good Housekeeping' and 'Playboy', it explores the continuities and discontinuities between the past and present to provide a better understanding of the representation of lifestyle and its relationship to the self. The volume demonstrates how ideas about gender, nation and 'race' problematize taken-for-granted assumptions about lifestyle, with particular emphasis on the new middle classes in the US. The book also examines the role of advertising and marketing in mediating ideas about lifestyle, the role of material culture in the construction of cultural hierarchies and the positioning of social groups within wider cartographies of taste. The volume makes a significant contribution to this growing field and will interest academics and students in media and cultural studies, communication studies, cultural history and sociology.

The Freedom to Smoke

Tobacco Consumption and Identity

Author: Jarrett Rudy

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773529113

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 4385


A social and cultural history of the rise of the cigarette and the way smoking rituals in Montreal were shaped by gender, class, and race.

The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour

Author: Alan Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139469760

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 6818


Psychologists have been observing and interpreting economic behaviour for at least fifty years, and the last decade, in particular, has seen an escalated interest in the interface between psychology and economics. The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour is a valuable reference resource dedicated to improving our understanding of the economic mind and economic behaviour. Employing empirical methods – including laboratory experiments, field experiments, observations, questionnaires and interviews – the Handbook covers aspects of theory and method, financial and consumer behaviour, the environment and biological perspectives. With contributions from distinguished scholars from a variety of countries and backgrounds, the Handbook is an important step forward in the improvement of communications between the disciplines of psychology and economics. It will appeal to academic researchers and graduates in economic psychology and behavioural economics.

Marketing to the 90s Generation

Global Data on Society, Consumption, and Identity

Author: A. Parment

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137440783

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

View: 9375


Marketing to the 90s Generation is based on original research conducted by sociologists and psychologists on generational cohorts, how they come about, what defines them and what it means to society, its institutions and companies.

Shopping, Place and Identity

Author: Peter Jackson,Michael Rowlands,Daniel Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134733925

Category: Science

Page: 229

View: 7652


First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Discourse and Identity

Author: Bethan Benwell,Elizabeth Stokoe

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626530

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 3438


'Identity' is a central organizing feature of our social world. Across the social sciences and humanities, it is increasingly treated as something that is actively and publicly accomplished in discourse. This book defines identity in its broadest sense, in terms of how people display who they are to each other. Each chapter examines a different discursive environment in which people do 'identity work': everyday conversation, institutional settings, narrative and stories, commodified contexts, spatial locations, and virtual environments. The authors describe and demonstrate a range of discourse and interaction analytic methods as they are put to use in the study of identity, including 'performative' analyses, conversation analysis, membership categorization analysis, critical discourse analysis, narrative analysis, positioning theory, discursive psychology and politeness theory. The book aims to give readers a clear sense of the coherence (or otherwise) of these different approaches, the practical steps taken in analysis, and their situation within broader critical debates. Through the use of detailed and original 'identity' case studies in a variety of spoken and written texts in order, the book offers a practical and accessible insight into what the discursive accomplishment of identity actually looks like, and how to go about analyzing it.

Gender, Generation and Identity in Contemporary Russia

Author: Hilary Pilkington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134779623

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 3468


This book explores the lives and expectations of young women in the new Russia, looking at the enormous changes that the new social and economic environment have brought. The authors draw on the growing literature on gender and generation in the West which has arisen as a result of the recognition that the experience of youth is classed, raced and gendered and that the experience of gender is mediated by class, race, ethnicity, sexuality and age. They consider the role of the media, state and social institutions in shaping opportunities and experiences in the post-Soviet environment, focusing on the strategies employed by individual women to reforge social identities in a society in which they have been dislocated more acutely than in any other `postmodern' society.

Teen TV

Genre, Consumption, Identity

Author: Dr. Glyn Davis,Kay Dickinson

Publisher: British Film Institute


Category: Social Science

Page: 197

View: 6372


The first book to critically examine television produced for and watched by teens.

Cities and Consumption

Author: Mark Jayne

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415327336

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 3123


This text investigates the mutual and dynamic relationship between urban development and consumption. It uses case studies and illustrations from North America, Europe and Asia.

A Necessary Luxury

Tea in Victorian England

Author: Julie E. Fromer

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821418289

Category: Cooking

Page: 375

View: 6433


In A Necessary Luxury: Tea in Victorian England, Julie E. Fromer analyzes tea histories, advertisements, and nine Victorian novels, including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Wuthering Heights, and Portrait of a Lady. Drawing from the fields of literary studies, cultural studies, history, and anthropology, A Necessary Luxury offers in-depth analysis of both visual and textual representations of the commodity and the ritual that was tea in nineteenth-century England.

Food and Identity in the Caribbean

Author: Hanna Garth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857853589

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 811


This compelling collection of original essays explores food and identity in the Caribbean, focusing on contemporary political and economic changes which impact upon culinary identities.

Gaming as Culture

Essays on Reality, Identity and Experience in Fantasy Games

Author: Sean Q. Hendricks,W. Keith Winkler

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786454067

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 232

View: 6108


Since tabletop fantasy role-playing games emerged in the 1970s, fantasy gaming has made a unique contribution to popular culture and perceptions of social realities in America and around the world. This contribution is increasingly apparent as the gaming industry has diversified with the addition of collectible strategy games and other innovative products, as well as the recent advancements in videogame technology. This book presents the most current research in fantasy games and examines the cultural and constructionist dimensions of fantasy gaming as a leisure activity. Each chapter investigates some social or behavioral aspect of fantasy gaming and provides insight into the cultural, linguistic, sociological, and psychological impact of games on both the individual and society. Section I discusses the intersection of fantasy and real-world scenarios and how the construction of a fantasy world is dialectically related to the construction of a gamer’s social reality. Because the basic premise of fantasy gaming is the assumption of virtual identities, Section II looks at the relationship between gaming and various aspects of identity. The third and final section examines what the personal experiences of gamers can tell us about how humans experience reality. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.