The Consuming Body
SAGE, 1994 M09 9 - 238 páginas
This book provides a fascinating examination of the relationship between consumption, the idea of the body and the formation of the self. In tracing these connections, The Consuming Body develops a profile of individuality in the late twentieth century - in both its bodily and mental aspects.
Pasi Falk offers a major synthesis and critical assessment of the debates surrounding the body, the self and contemporary consumer culture. The author explores two fundamental issues for modern social theory - the delineation of modern consumption and the body's historically changing position in various cultural orders. In the course of his argument he examines both metaphors of consumption and investigates the issues of representation i
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live-show, pornographic 199, 210 luxury: concept of 97; conduct, as 103; desire,
as 103; genealogy of 97-9; hierarchical structuration of 102; object of desire, as
103 lying 200, 215n manipulation model 116 marginalism 106, 111-12 market ...
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