Vol. 11, No. 2, May 2010

Books of Note

Glickman, Lawrence B. 2009. Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
An historical treatment of the chitizen-consumer that focuses on the continuity en pervasiveness of economic protest through consumer activism.

Patico, Jennifer. 2008. Consumption and Social Change in a Post-Soviet Middle Class. Stanford University and Woodrow Wilson Center Press: Stanford.
An ethnographic inquiry into how objects, people and meanings are changing in relation to each other in post-Soceity Russia.

Rattle, Robert. (2010) Computing our way to paradise? The role of Internet and communication technologies in sustainable consumption and globalization. Lanham, Md.,  Altamira Press.
A comprehensive exploration of the many challenges—and immense untapped opportunities—for the Internet and communication technologies to reduce global consumption footprints.

Southerton, Dale. 2009. Communities of Consumption: Place, Geographical Mobility and Identification. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.
An argument for the continuing significance of the stururing role of cultual cpaital by way of an examination of phases of housing development in the UK.

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