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  • Addictive Consumption

    Capitalism, Modernity and Excess

    By Gerda Reith

    In this engaging new book, Gerda Reith explores key theoretical concepts in the sociology of consumption. Drawing on the ideas of Foucault, Marx and Bataille, amongst others, she investigates the ways that understandings of ‘the problems of consumption’ change over time, and asks what these changes…

    Paperback – 2018-09-14

  • The Age of Chance

    Gambling in Western Culture

    By Gerda Reith

    This fascinating and extensive study, enlivened by interviews with British and American gamblers, will be enthralling reading not just for those interested in the cultural and social implications of gambling - researchers in sociology, cultural studies and the history of ideas - but for anyone…

    Paperback – 2002-01-17
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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