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Material Culture and Mass Consumerism : Social Archaeology - Daniel Miller

Material Culture and Mass Consumerism

Social Archaeology

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Published: 19th January 1987
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Exploring materialism and social relationships in modern culture

Material Culture and Mass Consumption offers an in-depth exploration of objects, objectification, ideology, and materialism in modern society. Drawing from Hegel, Marx, Munn, and Simmel, the discussion delves into the physicality of the material world and attempts to understand materialism as a form of cultural expression. Targeting mass production as the root of mass consumption, rather than the result, this book positions material goods at odds with genuine social interaction and questions these relationships from the abstract to the intensely specific.

Prefacep. vii
Objectificationp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Hegel and Objectificationp. 19
Marx: Objectification as Rupturep. 34
Munn: Objectification as Culturep. 50
Simmel: Objectification as Modernityp. 68
Material Culturep. 83
The Humility of Objectsp. 85
Artefacts in their Contextsp. 109
Mass Consumptionp. 131
The Study of Consumptionp. 133
Object Domains, Ideology and Interestsp. 158
Towards a Theory of Consumptionp. 178
Referencesp. 219
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780631156055
ISBN-10: 0631156054
Series: Social Archaeology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 19th January 1987
Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 228.85 x 156.78  x 14.48
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1