Shopping with Freud

By Rachel Bowlby

© 1993 – Routledge

140 pages

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Paperback: 9780415060073
pub: 1993-09-02
US Dollars$45.95
Hardback: 9780415060066
pub: 1993-09-02
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About the Book

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.


`A fascinating and seductive book.' - The Guardian

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Popular Culture