Consumer Culture and Postmodernism

This expanded new edition includes: a fully revised preface that explores the developments in consumer culture since the first edition a major new chapter on ′Modernity and the Cultural Question′ an update on postmodernism and the ...

Consumer Culture and Postmodernism

Author: Mike Featherstone

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184920232X

Page: 232

View: 413

The first edition of this contemporary classic can claim to have put 'consumer culture' on the map, certainly in relation to postmodernism. This expanded new edition includes: a fully revised preface that explores the developments in consumer culture since the first edition a major new chapter on 'Modernity and the Cultural Question' an update on postmodernism and the development of contemporary theory after postmodernism an account of multiple and alternative modernities the challenges of consumer culture in Japan and China. The result is a book that shakes the boundaries of debate, from one of the foremost writers on culture and postmodernism of the present day.

Advertising Society and Consumer Culture

Postmodernism is based, like symbolic interaction, on the creation and
consumption of symbols. Like cultivation ... Perhaps most importantly, however,
both consumer culture and postmodernism are based on conditions of surplus.
Consumer ...

Advertising  Society  and Consumer Culture

Author: Roxanne Hovland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317477537

Page: 224

View: 632

Designed as a core textbook for courses in Advertising and Society, "Advertising, Society, and Consumer Culture" develops an integrated perspective that gives students a framework for understanding past, present, and future issues in advertising communications. Chapter contents cover the entire range of social, political, cultural, regulatory, and economic issues that surround advertising and its role in modern society. The many social issues addressed include advertising and gender stereotyping, advertising to vulnerable audiences, and the distribution of wealth in consumer society. "Advertising, Society, and Consumer Culture" intertwines the development of the consumer culture with its coverage of the historical, political, regulatory, and ethical issues of advertising. It includes clear, comprehensive tables that chronicle historical developments and key legal cases. The text is readable for undergraduates but provides enough depth to serve as a graduate-level text. Including extensive notes and a bibliography, it can be adopted independently, or alongside its companion volume, "Readings in Advertising, Society, and Consumer Culture".

History and Refusal

This book examines the ways in which John Gardner's 'October Light', Bret Easton Ellis's 'American Psycho', Thomas Pynchon's 'Vineland', Mark Leyner's 'Et Tu Babe', Bobbie Ann Mason's 'In Country' and Don DeLillo's 'White Noise' formulate ...

History and Refusal

Author: Stephen N. doCarmo

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780980149616

Page: 231

View: 703

This book examines the ways in which John Gardner's 'October Light', Bret Easton Ellis's 'American Psycho', Thomas Pynchon's 'Vineland', Mark Leyner's 'Et Tu Babe', Bobbie Ann Mason's 'In Country' and Don DeLillo's 'White Noise' formulate critiques of a late-capitalist consumer culture proclaimed in recent years to be all but unassailable.

Buy This Book

3 CONSUMER CULTURE AND THE POLITICS OF NEED Don Slater I In his
preface to Consumer Culture and Postmodernism, Mike Featherstone remarks
that 'despite the populist turn in analyses of consumer culture some of the
questions ...

Buy This Book

Author: Mica Nava

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136181725

Page: 368

View: 657

Buy This Book is an important contribution to the history and understanding of consumption and advertising. This book brings together an outstanding collection of writing on the study of advertising, consumer practices and the future directions of research. Advertising and Consumption constitutes an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers and students. The essays are based on new textual and ethnographic research and engage with existing theoretical and historical work to form a volume which is a challenging companion to studies in this field.

Undoing Culture

The book concludes that the rise of non-Western nation-states with different cultural frames produces different reactions of modernity, making it more appropriate to refer to global modernities.

Undoing Culture

Author: Professor Mike Featherstone

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446239766

Page: 192

View: 526

Written with the clarity and insight that readers have come to expect of Mike Featherstone Undoing Culture is a notable contribution to our understanding of modernism and postmodernism. It explores the formation and deformation of the cultural sphere and the effects on culture of globalization. Against many orthodox postmodernist accounts, the author argues that it is wrong to regard our present state of fragmentation and dislocation as an epochal break. Existing interdependencies and power balances are not so easily broken down. Nonetheless some important cultural changes "have" occurred since World War II. In particular, the book examines some of the processes which have uncoupled culture from the social; the erosion of the ideal of the heroic life in the face of the onslaught from consumerism and the deformation of culture; and the rise of new forms of identity development. It explains why culture has gained a more significant role in everyday life and also why it has come to preoccupy the Academy in recent years. Mike Featherstone looks at the effects of the multiplication of cultural goods and images on our ability to read culture and develop fixed meanings and relationships. He highlights the importance of the global in attempting to cope with the objective difficulties of cultural overproduction. The book concludes that the rise of non-Western nation-states with different cultural frames produces different reactions of modernity, making it more appropriate to refer to global modernities.

Consumer Culture Reborn

POSTMODERNITY, OR THE END OF REGULATED CULTURE To read an
account of postmodern culture as it is presented by such academic luminaries as
Frederic Jameson, Jean Baudrillard and Jean-François Lyotard is to read an
account ...

Consumer Culture Reborn

Author: Martyn J. Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134888139

Page: 208

View: 154

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Consumer Culture And Tv Programming

Robin K Andersen HarperCollins Publishers. Postmodern Theory and Consumer
Culture In the preface to his book Consumer Culture and Postmodernism , Mike
Featherstone ( 1991 , ix ) explains that his interest in the study of postmodernism
 ...

Consumer Culture And Tv Programming

Author: Robin K Andersen

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN:

Page: 306

View: 821

To what extent does the advertising industry control what we see on TV? What is the political and cultural environment that provides for the phenomenon of the corporate shaping of the mass media?Robin Andersen addresses these questions, which ultimately intertwine with the very concept of democracy: How can citizens participate in political culture when the information they receive through their mass media is molded by corporate and commercial demands? She discusses and analyzes the impact of the consumer imperative on popular news and TV programs and talk shows, the psychology of consumer culture, the differing narratives of the 1992 presidential election, how representations of the Gulf War resembled advertisements, and the overall escalating commercial imperative of the mass media. Andersen has done a splendid job of accessibly presenting to mass audiences and students a subject of enormous gravity—the steady penetration of marketing and advertising strategies into the very fabric of both news and entertainment television.

Postmodern Culture

Postmodernism and Consumer Society FREDRIC JAMESON The concept of
postmodernism is not widely accepted or even understood today . Some of the
resistance to it may come from the unfamiliarity of the works it covers , which can
be ...

Postmodern Culture

Author: Hal Foster

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745300030

Page: 159

View: 759

In all the arts a war is being waged between modernists and postmodernists. Radicals have tended to side with the modernists against the forces of conservatism. Postmodern Culture is a break with this tendency. Its contributors propose a postmodernism of resistance - an aesthetic that rejects hierarchy and celebrates diversity. Ranging from architecture, sculpture and painting to music, photography and film, this collection is now recognised as a seminal text on the postmodernism debate.The essays are by Hal Foster, Jürgen Habermas, Kenneth Frampton, Rosalind Krauss, Douglas Crimp, Craig Owens, Gregory L. Ulmer, Fredric Jameson, Jean Baudrillard, and Edward W. Said.

The Portable Postmodernist

Cultural criticism involves recontextualization and a return to authentic cultural
forms through the discovery of lost signifieds which counteracts the superficial
consumerist culture of postmodernism that privileges image , appearance , and ...

The Portable Postmodernist

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759103146

Page: 119

View: 633

In The Portable Postmodernist, Arthur Asa Berger introduces key concepts written by postmodernism's leading theorists including Lyotard, Baudrillard, and Jameson. This collage of influential writing is followed by Berger's concise, accessible comments. Written for the newcomer, Berger's lucid explanations define the postmodernism's most elusive ideas. Organized in fifty segments, the book runs the gamut from postmodern architecture to feminism to punk music. Berger weaves these diverse topics together, exploring and challenging postmodernism's role in popular culture. This highly-readable book is essential reading for students and anyone interested in media, social, and cultural studies. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Rocking Around the Clock

The first part of the book focuses on MTV as a commercial institution, on the contexts of production and exhibition of videos, on their similarity to ads, and on the different perspectives of directors and viewers.

Rocking Around the Clock

Author: E. Ann Kaplan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317227670

Page: 204

View: 445

The first non-stop rock video channel was launched in the US in 1981. As a unique popular culture form, MTV warrants attention, and in this, the first study of the medium, originally published in 1987, Ann Kaplan examines the cultural context of MTV and its relationship to the history of rock music. The first part of the book focuses on MTV as a commercial institution, on the contexts of production and exhibition of videos, on their similarity to ads, and on the different perspectives of directors and viewers. Does the adoption of adolescent styles and iconography signal an open-minded acceptance of youth’s subversive stances; or does it rather suggest a cynicism by which profit has become the only value? In the second part of the book, Kaplan turns to the rock videos themselves, and from the mass of material that flows through MTV she identifies five distinct types of video: the ‘romantic’, the ‘socially conscious’, the ‘nihilistic’, the ‘classical’, and the ‘postmodern’. There are detailed analyses of certain videos; and Kaplan focuses particularly on gender issues in videos by both male and female stars. The final chapter explores the wider implications of MTV. What does the channel tell us about the state of youth culture at the time?

Towards a Post Fordist Welfare State

There is a steady conflation of claims from the postmodernist debate about the
nature of consumer culture with those from ... and the cultural traits of
postmodernism, and to make this suffice instead of an analysis of what
consumers actually do.

Towards a Post Fordist Welfare State

Author: Roger Burrows

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113485725X

Page: 288

View: 935

There is no doubt that significant socio-economic changes have occurred over the last twenty years in the UK and other advanced capitalist societies. Consequently, Fordism, a bureaucratic, hierarchical model of industrial development has matured into Post-Fordism, with its greater emphasis on the individual, freedom of choice and flexibility, generating fresh debate and analysis. Towards a Post-Fordist Welfare State represents leading authors from a number of disciplines - social policy, sociology, politics and geography - who have played a key role in promoting and criticising Post-Fordist theorising and presents a thorough examination of the implications of applying Post-Fordism to contemporary restructuring of the British welfare state. The work will appeal to a wide-ranging readership providing the first social policy text on Post-Fordism. It will be key reading for undergraduates, postgraduates and lecturers in social policy and administration, sociology, politics and public sector economics

The Idea of the Postmodern

INTRODUCTION Daniel Bell's mid-1970s attempt to sketch the sociological
background of postmodernism - at that ... in postmodernism was the outgrowth of
the problems encountered in attempting to understand consumer culture, and the
 ...

The Idea of the Postmodern

Author: Hans Bertens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134928653

Page: 296

View: 817

At last! Everything you ever wanted to know about postmodernism but were afraid to ask. Hans Bertens' Postmodernism is the first introductory overview of postmodernism to succeed in providing a witty and accessible guide for the bemused student. In clear and straightforward but always elegant prose, Bertens sets out the interdisciplinary aspects, the critical debates and the key theorists of postmodernism. He also explains, in thoughtful and illuminating language, the relationship between postmodernism and poststructuralism, and that between modernism and postmodernism. An enjoyable and indispensible text for today's student.

We Have Never Been Postmodern

and Policy Implications', Media International Australia incorporating Culture and
Policy, 102, pp. 50–61. —(2002b), 'Social and ... Featherstone, M. (2007),
Consumer Culture and Postmodernism, London: Sage. Featherstone M. (ed.) (
1990) ...

We Have Never Been Postmodern

Author: Steve Redhead

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688978

Page: 192

View: 836

This book sets out a variety of reasons why we should move away from seeing the recent era as 'postmodern' and our culture as 'postmodernist' through a series of analyses of contemporary culture.

Undoing Culture

... deepening and extension of some of the issues developed in Consumer
Culture and Postmodernism (1991a). Yet, rather than directly addressing
postmodernism, they seek to explore the grounds for postmodernism via two
main concerns.

Undoing Culture

Author: Mike Featherstone

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848609167

Page: 192

View: 253

Written with the clarity and insight that readers have come to expect of Mike Featherstone Undoing Culture is a notable contribution to our understanding of modernism and postmodernism. It explores the formation and deformation of the cultural sphere and the effects on culture of globalization. Against many orthodox postmodernist accounts,the author argues that it is wrong to regard our present state of fragmentation and dislocation as an epochal break. Existing interdependencies and power balances are not so easily broken down. Nonetheless some important cultural changes have occurred since World War II. In particular, the book examines some of the processes which have uncoupled culture from the social; the erosion of the ideal of the heroic life in the face of the onslaught from consumerism and the deformation of culture; and the rise of new forms of identity development. It explains why culture has gained a more significant role in everyday life and also why it has come to preoccupy the Academy in recent years. Mike Featherstone looks at the effects of the multiplication of cultural goods and images on our ability to read culture and develop fixed meanings and relationships. He highlights the importance of the global in attempting to cope with the objective difficulties of cultural overproduction. The book concludes that the rise of non-Western nation-states with different cultural frames produces different reactions of modernity, making it more appropriate to refer to global modernities.

Re viewing Reception

Television, Gender, and Postmodern Culture Lynne Joyrich. _ _ _ _ _ III ALL
THAT TELEVISION ALLOWS TV MELODRAMA , POSTMODERNISM , AND
CONSUMER CULTURE Drama at Our Fingertips In an emotionally charged
scene in ...

Re viewing Reception

Author: Lynne Joyrich

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253210784

Page: 244

View: 429

"This is an ambitious analysis of television studies as a whole."Â —Library Journal Focusing on U.S. television of the 1980s—from ÂMiami Vice, Moonlighting, and Pee-wee's Playhouse to Max Headroom—Lynne Joyrich explores how gender affects the reception of television. She traces how the medium has been chracterized as "feminine" and then turns to the television shows themselves and analyzes a range of genres and forms.

Fantasy and Belief

Colin Campbell, “The Craft Consumer: Culture, Craft and Consumption in a
Postmodern Society”, Journal of Consumer Culture 5(23) (2005), 25. Mike
Featherstone, Consumer Culture and Postmodernism, 2nd edn (London: Sage,
2007), ...

Fantasy and Belief

Author: Danielle Kirby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317543629

Page: 224

View: 758

Religion and spirituality are being transformed in our late modern and secularising times. New forms of belief proliferate, often notable for not being limited to traditional systems of reference or expression. Increasingly, these new religions present worldviews which draw directly upon popular culture - or occulture - in fiction, film, art and the internet. Fantasy and Belief explores the context and implications of these types of beliefs through the example of the Otherkin community. The Otherkin are a loosely-affiliated group who believe themselves to be in some way more than just human, their non-humanity often rooted in the characters and narratives of popular fantasy and science fiction. Challenging much current sociological thinking about spirituality and consumption, Fantasy and Belief reveals how popular occulture operates to recycle, develop, and disseminate metaphysical ideas, and how the popular and the sacred are combining in new ways in today's world.

Environmentally Significant Consumption

Ewen, S. 1976 Captains of Consciousness: Advertising and the Social Roots of
the Consumer Culture. New York: ... 1988 All Consuming Images: The Politics of
Style in Contemporary Culture. ... 1991 Consumer Culture and Postmodernism.

Environmentally Significant Consumption

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309055989

Page: 152

View: 325

There has been much polemic about affluence, consumption, and the global environment. For some observers, "consumption" is at the root of global environmental threats: wealthy individuals and societies use far too much of the earth's resource base and should scale back their appetites to preserve the environment for future generations and allow a decent life for the rest of the world. Other observers see affluence as the way to escape environmental threats: economic development increases public pressure for environmental protection and makes capital available for environmentally benign technologies. The arguments are fed by conflicting beliefs, values, hopes, and fears--but surprisingly little scientific analysis. This book demonstrates that the relationship of consumption to the environment needs careful analysis by environmental and social scientists and conveys some of the excitement of treating the issue scientifically. It poses the key empirical questions: Which kinds of consumption are environmentally significant? Which actors are responsible for that consumption? What forces cause or explain environmentally significant consumption? How can it be changed? The book presents studies that open up important issues for empirical study: Are there any signs of saturation in the demand for travel in wealthy countries? What is the relationship between environmental consumption and human well-being? To what extent do people in developing countries emulate American consumption styles? The book also suggests broad strategies that scientists and research sponsors can use to better inform future debates about the environment, development, and consumption.

Imagining Marketing

Appadurai, A. (1990) 'Disjunction and difference in the global cultural economy',
in M. Featherstone (ed.) Global Culture, London: Sage, 295– 310. ...
Featherstone, M. (1991) Consumer Culture and Postmodernism, London: Sage.
Firat, A.F. ...

Imagining Marketing

Author: Stephen Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134565496

Page: 320

View: 389

Imagination is a word that is widely used by marketing practitioners but rarely examined by marketing academics. This neglect is largely due to the imagination's 'artistic' connotations, which run counter to the 'scientific' mindset that dominates marketing scholarship. Of late, however, an artistic 'turn' has taken place in marketing research, and this topical study argues that the mantle of imagination has now passed on from the artist to the marketer. It contends, moreover, that the tools and techniques of artistic appreciation can be successfully applied to all manner of marketplace phenomena. Key features include: * the treatment of artistic artefacts as a source of marketing understanding * a detailed discussion surrounding the argument that marketers should adopt more imaginative modes of academic expression * an analysis of the kind of art that marketing is, and the place of imagination in marketing's artistic palette. This book provokes a new way of thinking about marketing, and will prove invaluable to marketing academics, researchers and practitioners.

The Photographic Image in Digital Culture

... C.1780—6.1880 , London : Croom Helm Featherstone , M. ( 1991 ) Consumer
Culture and Postmodernism , London ... M. J. ( 1992 ) Consumer Culture Reborn
: The Cultural Politics of Consumption , London and New York : Routledge .

The Photographic Image in Digital Culture

Author: EUGENE C. LISTER

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415121576

Page: 256

View: 914

This book explores the technological transformation of the image and its implications for photography. Contributors investigate many issues, and also, they examine the cultural meanings of new surveillance images, history and biography, etc.

The Postmodern Turn

CHAPTER FOUR Postmodernism in the Arts Pastiche , Implosion , and the
Popular Abstract expressionism in painting ... FREDRIC JAMESON As Debord
and Baudrillard developed their critical analyses of consumer culture in the
1960s , as ...

The Postmodern Turn

Author: Steven Best

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572302211

Page: 306

View: 131

This book presents a groundbreaking analysis of the emergence of a pos tmodern paradigm in theory, the arts, science, and politics. From the authors of Postmodern Theory, the much-acclaimed introduction to key p ostmodern thinkers and themes, The Postmodern Turn ranges over diverse intellectual and artistic terrain--from architecture, painting, liter ature, music, and politics, to the physical and biological sciences. C ritically engaging postmodern theory and culture, Steven Best and Doug las Kellner illuminate our momentous transition between a modernist pa st and a future struggling to define itself.