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  • Contested Markets, Contested Cities

    Gentrification and Urban Justice in Retail Spaces

    Edited by Sara González

    During the past decade many markets have been rediscovered as tourist attractions, food meccas and even regeneration flagships. These transformations are pushing markets to a gentrification frontier clashing with markets’ traditional role as public meeting places that support, economically and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Branding the Nation, the Place, the Product

    Edited by Ulrich Ermann, Klaus-Jürgen Hermanik

    Branding is a profoundly geographical type of commodification process. Many things become commodities that are compared and valuated on markets around the globe. Places such as cities or regions, countries and nations attempt to acquire visibility through branding. Geographical imaginations are…

    Hardback – 2017-11-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Unpacking IKEA

    Swedish Design for the Purchasing Masses

    By Pauline Garvey

    This book represents the first anthropological ethnography of Ikea consumption and goes to the heart of understanding the unique and at times frantic popularity of this one iconic transnational store. Based on a year of participant observation in Stockholm’s Kungens Kurva store – the largest in the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-22 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-11-19 
    Routledge

  • Canonical Authors in Consumption Theory

    Edited by Soren Askegaard, Benoit Heilbrunn

    Canonical Authors in Consumption Theory is the first reference work to compile the contributions of the greatest social thinkers to the global conversation about consumption and consumer culture. A prestige reference work, it offers original chapters by the world's most prominent thought leaders.…

    Hardback – 2017-11-17 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge

  • Shared Housing, Shared Lives

    Everyday Experiences Across the Lifecourse

    By Sue Heath, Katherine Davies, Gemma Edwards, Rachael Scicluna

    With a growing population, rising housing costs and housing providers struggling to meet demand for affordable accommodation, more and more people in the UK find themselves sharing their living spaces with people from outside of their families at some point in their lives. Focusing on sharers in a…

    Hardback – 2017-10-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Responsible Citizens and Sustainable Consumer Behavior

    By Pietro Lanzini

    There is broad consensus on the need to shift to a new paradigm of lifestyles and economic development, given the un-sustainability of current patterns. Given this, research on consumer behavior is to play a crucial role in shedding light on the motives underpinning the adoption of responsible…

    Hardback – 2017-10-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge-SCORAI Studies in Sustainable Consumption

  • Consumption and Everyday Life

    2nd edition

    By Mark Paterson

    With an emphasis on everyday life, this respected text offers a lively and perceptive account of the key theories and ideas which dominate the field of consumption and consumer culture. Engaging case examples describe forms of consumption familiar to the student, provide some historical context,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-16 
    Routledge

  • Fashion and the Consumer Revolution in Contemporary Russia

    By Olga Gurova

    This book explores how clothing consumption has changed in Russia in the past 20 years as capitalism has grown in a postsocialist state, bringing with it a "consumer revolution." It shows how there has been and continues to be a massive change in the fashion retail market and how ideal…

    Paperback – 2017-10-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Subverting Consumerism

    Reuse in an Accelerated World

    Edited by Robert Crocker, Keri Chiveralls

    The dominant understanding of reuse for sustainability is a technical one, which assumes reuse’s benefits are limited to the new material, energy and emissions avoided by repurposing, but reuse is much more than that. Reuse and repurposing have always been part of human engagement with objects and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • Emotions as Commodities

    Capitalism, Consumption and Authenticity

    Edited by Eva Illouz

    Capitalism has made rationality into a pervasive feature of human action and yet, far from heralding a loss of emotionality, capitalist culture has been accompanied with an unprecedented intensification of emotional life. This raises the question: how could we have become increasingly rationalized…

    Hardback – 2017-09-25 
    Routledge

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