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Consumer Culture

Paperback, 30/04/2007, £30.99
Showing the cultural and institutional processes that have brought the notion of the 'consumer' to life, this book guides the reader on a comprehensive journey through the history of how we have come to understand ourselves as consumers in a consumer society and reveals the profound ambiguities and ambivalences inherent within.

Fitness Culture: Gyms and the Commercialisation of Discipline and Fun

Paperback, 16/08/2010, £39.99
This book, now in paperback, provides a sociological perspective on fitness culture as developed in commercial gyms, investigating the cultural relevance of gyms in terms of the history of the commercialization of body discipline, the negotiation of gender identities and distinction dynamics within contemporary cultures of consumption.