Being Human in a Consumer Society (Classical and by Alejandro Néstor García Martínez

By Alejandro Néstor García Martínez

This e-book bargains a brand new point of view on sociological reports of the patron society, introducing ignored normative questions in terms of the nice lifestyles and human flourishing - matters most of the time mentioned in fields of ethical, political, and social philosophy. With realization to quite a lot of topics, together with postemotional legislation and accountability, dehumanised intake and prosumerism, style, embodiment, conspicuous intake, and sustainability, this booklet analyzes the structural and cultural changes that may be pointed out in client society. It additionally bargains a serious - yet no longer pessimistic - view of the real query of no matter if intake is resulting in an expanding isolation, individualization or commodification of people, suggesting an analytical framework for knowing customer tradition and human praxis. Bringing jointly paintings from throughout disciplines via students within the US, Europe, and the united kingdom to have interaction with questions bearing on our globalized and globalizing global, the place consumerism is a keystone for figuring out our modern tradition and its social constructions, Being Human in a shopper Society will entice students and scholars of sociology, social conception, and modern philosophy.

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