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The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism


The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism

New Extended Edition
Cultural Sociology 2nd ed. 2018

von: Colin Campbell

47,59 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 05.06.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319790664
Sprache: englisch

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Originally published in 1987, Colin Campbell’s classic treatise on the sociology of consumption has become one of the most widely cited texts in sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, and the history of ideas. In the thirty years since its publication, The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism has lost none of its impact. If anything, the growing commodification of society, the increased attention to consumer studies and marketing, and the ever-proliferating range of purchasable goods and services have made Campbell’s rereading of Weber more urgent still.  As Campbell uncovers how and why a consumer-oriented society emerged from a Europe that once embodied Weber’s Protestant ethic, he delivers a rich theorization of the modern logics and values structuring consumer behavior. This new edition, featuring an extended Introduction from the author and an Afterword from researcher Karin M. Ekström, makes clear how this foundational work aligns with contemporary theory in cultural sociology, while also serving as major influence on consumer studies.
1. Introduction2. The Spirit of Modern Consumerism3. Accounting for the Consumer Revolution in Eighteenth Century England4. The Puzzle of Modern Consumerism5. Traditional and Modern Hedonism6. Modern Autonomous Imaginative Hedonism7. The Romantic Ethic8. The Other Protestant Ethic9. The Ethic of Feeling10. The Aristocratic Ethic11. The Romantic Ethic12. Conclusion
Colin Campbell is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of York, UK. His previous books include The Easternization of The West (2007), The Shopping Experience (jointly edited with Pasi Falk, 1997), and The Myth of Social Action (1996), among others. 
Originally published in 1987, Colin Campbell’s classic treatise on the sociology of consumption has become one of the most widely cited texts in sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, and the history of ideas. In the thirty years since its publication, The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism has lost none of its impact. If anything, the growing commodification of society, the increased attention to consumer studies and marketing, and the ever-proliferating range of purchasable goods and services have made Campbell’s rereading of Weber more urgent still.  As Campbell uncovers how and why a consumer-oriented society emerged from a Europe that once embodied Weber’s Protestant ethic, he delivers a rich theorization of the modern logics and values structuring consumer behavior. This new edition, featuring an extended Introduction from the author and an Afterword from researcher Karin M. Ekström, makes clear how this foundational work aligns with contemporary theory in cultural sociology, while also serving as major influence on consumer studies.
Highly interdisciplinary and path-breaking book theorizing modern consumer society, its historical origins, and cultural contextGrapples with the complex sociological conundrum of the emergence of a consumer-oriented society in a Europe that once valued Weber's Protestant ethic Updates one of the most widely cited works in sociology, especially in the sub-fields of sociology of culture, sociology of consumption, and sociological theory

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