This book analyzes the main post-war features of consumption. It traces the historical development of consumption and discusses the major contributions made by sociologists in discussing the subject. Robert Bocock is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Open University.

chapter |6 pages


chapter 2|13 pages

Chapter 2Theorising consumption

chapter 3|16 pages

Chapter 3Consumption and the symbolic

chapter 4|22 pages

Chapter 4Desires, identity and consumption

chapter 5|7 pages

Chapter 5Conclusion