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Shopping with Freud

1st Edition

By Rachel Bowlby

Routledge

140 pages

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What is a consumer? Shopping with Freud looks at some of the surprising ways in which the consumer subject appears in a range of writings - from literature to marketing psychology to psychoanalysis.

Rachel Bowlby shows how ideas about consumption are brought to bear on contemporary conceptions of choice in areas that seem far removed from a straightforward matter of shopping. She also shows that arguments and assumptions about the psychology of consumers themselves throw light on genderal questions of human psychology.

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`A fascinating and seductive book.' - The Guardian

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART023000
ART / Popular Culture
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General