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The Consuming Body



July 1994 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This is a fascinating examination of the relationship between consumption, the idea of the body and the formation of the self. In tracing these connections, The Consuming Body develops a profile of individuality in the late twentieth century - in both its bodily and mental aspects.

Pasi Falk offers a major synthesis and critical assessment of the debates surrounding the body, the self and contemporary consumer culture. He explores two fundamental issues for modern social theory - the delineation of modern consumption and the body's historically changing position in various cultural orders. In the course of his argument he examines both metaphors of consumption and investigates the issues of representation in advertising and pornography.

Bryan S Turner
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Body, Self and Culture
 
Corporeality and History
 
Towards an Historical Anthropology of Taste
 
Consuming Desire
 
Selling Good(s)
On the Genealogy of Modern Advertising

 
 
Pornography and the Representation of Presence

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