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  • Technologies of Consumer Labor

    A History of Self-Service

    By Michael Palm

    This book documents and examines the history of technology used by consumers to serve oneself. The telephone’s development as a self-service technology functions as the narrative spine, beginning with the advent of rotary dialing eliminating most operator services and transforming every local…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Discourse and Social Media

    Edited by Gwen Bouvier

    Discourse and Social Media is a unique and timely collection that breaks ground on how discourse scholars, coming from a range of disciplinary perspectives, can critically analyse different social media, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and News. The book fills a gap in the market for a…

    Hardback – 2016-02-11 

  • Islam, Marketing and Consumption

    Critical Perspectives on the Intersections

    Edited by Aliakbar Jafari, Özlem Sandikci

    In recent years, a critically oriented sub-stream of research on Muslim consumers and businesses has begun to emerge. This scholarship, located both within and outside the marketing field, adopts a socio-culturally situated approach to Islam and investigates the complex and multifaceted…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25 
    Routledge Studies in Critical Marketing

  • Challenging Consumption

    Pathways to a more Sustainable Future

    Edited by Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy, Henrike Rau

    Sustainable consumption is a central research topic in academic discourses of sustainable development and global environmental change. Informed by a number of disciplinary perspectives, this book is structured around four key themes in sustainable consumption research: Living, Moving, Dwelling and…

    Paperback – 2016-01-06 
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • The Economic Implications of Advertising (RLE Advertising)

    By Otto John Firestone

    Is advertising a factor that contributes to rising costs and prices? This study, commissioned to answer just that question by the Institute of Canadian Advertising, examines the effect of advertising on the Canadian economy, on business, the consumer, costs and prices, productivity, competition,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Advertising

  • Drinking Dilemmas

    Space, culture and identity

    Edited by Thomas Thurnell-Read

    Drinking and drunkenness have become a focal point for political and media debates to contest notions of responsibility, discipline and risk; yet, at the same time, academic studies have highlighted the positive aspects of drinking in relation to sociability, belonging and identity. These issues…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Sociological Futures

  • Death in a Consumer Culture

    Edited by Susan Dobscha

    Death has never been more visible to consumers. From life insurance to burial plots to estate planning, we are constantly reminded of consumer choices to be made with our mortality in mind. Religious beliefs in the afterlife (or their absence) impact everyday consumption activities. Death in a…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
    Routledge Interpretive Marketing Research

  • Fan Identities and Practices in Context

    Dedicated to Music

    Edited by Mark Duffett

    Popular music is not simply a series of musicians, moments, genres or recordings. Audiences matter; and the most ardent audience members are the fans. To be a fan is to feel a connection with music. The study of fandom has begun to emerge as a vital strand of academic research, one that offers a…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 

  • Retail and the Artifice of Social Change

    By Steven Miles

    In Retail and Social Change Steven Miles, presents a cross-disciplinary analysis of the evolution of retail and how in both its material and virtual guises it has come to reframe our relationship with the social world. Retail has become increasingly influential in homogenising the urban experience.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Consumption, Media and Culture in South Africa

    Perspectives on Freedom and the Public

    Edited by Mehita Iqani, Bridget Kenny

    This book is the first of its kind to bring together a collection of critical scholarly work on consumer culture in South Africa, exploring the cultural, political, economic, and social aspects of consumption in post-Apartheid society. From sushi and Japanese diplomacy to Queen Sophie’s writhing…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16

  • Food Wars

    The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets, 2nd Edition

    By Tim Lang, Michael Heasman

    In the years since publication of the first edition of Food Wars much has happened in the world of food policy. This new edition brings these developments fully up to date within the original analytical framework of competing paradigms or worldviews shaping the direction and decision-making within…

    Paperback – 2015-10-22

  • Renewable Energies

    By Matthias Gross, Rüdiger Mautz

    Renewable Energy normally refers to usable energy sources that are an alternative to fuel sources, but without the negatively evaluated consequences of the replaced fuels. Although energy issues have a long tradition in sociology and other social sciences, it may now be high time to conceptualize…

    Paperback – 2015-10-12
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