The Cultures of Consumption series explores the changing nature of consumption in a global context. The series investigates the different forms, development and consequences of consumption, past and present. Topics covered include consumption in the domestic sphere, the ethical consumer, alternative and sustainable forms of consumption, citizenship and consumption, and the shifting local, metropolitan and transnational boundaries of cultures of consumption.
By Elizabeth Shove, Frank Trentmann, Richard Wilk
September 01, 2009
Has material civilization spun out of control, becoming too fast for our own well-being and that of the planet? This book confronts these anxieties and examines the changing rhythms and temporal organization of everyday life. How do people handle hurriedness, burn-out and stress? Are slower forms ...
By David Anderson, Susan Beckerleg, Degol Hailu, Axel Klein
May 01, 2007
Khat. A harmless natural stimulant or a lethal epidemic sweeping through the international drugs trade? Khat is a natural substance that, in the Middle East, is as ubiquitous as coffee is in the West. It is hugely popular in some African and Arab populations. But critics contend that it is a ...