This booklet bargains a brand new standpoint on sociological stories of the shopper society, introducing missed normative questions on the subject of the great lifestyles and human flourishing - matters ordinarily mentioned in fields of ethical, political, and social philosophy. With cognizance 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 ameliorations that may be pointed out in customer society. It additionally deals 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 humans, suggesting an analytical framework for figuring out purchaser tradition and human praxis.
Bringing jointly paintings from throughout disciplines by means of students within the US, Europe, and the united kingdom to interact with questions referring to our globalized and globalizing international, the place consumerism is a keystone for realizing 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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However, in many ways, the more necessary—and daunting—task involves the rationalization of the behavior of consumers in such cathedrals of consumption as the cruise ship. Chaos, anger, and perhaps outright rebellion would ensue among consumers if on a cruise, for example, their meals were not served on time, if there was a shortage of desired foods, or, heaven forefend, the bar ran out of liquor or the casino cashiers lacked sufficient cash. These, however, are things that the management can control (even though there are occasional disasters, especially on cruise ships [Weaver 2011]) rather easily.
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