Childhood and Consumer Culture

  • David Buckingham
  • Vebjørg Tingstad

Part of the Studies in Childhood and Youth book series (SCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. David Buckingham, Vebjørg Tingstad
      Pages 1-14
  3. History of Children’s Consumption

  4. Theory and Method in Research on Children’s Consumption

  5. Practices of Contemporary Marketers

  6. Social Contexts of Children’s Consumption

  7. Childhood Identities and Consumption

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 259-266

About this book


In recent years children have become an increasingly important consumer market, and there is growing concern about the 'commercialisation' of childhood. This book sheds light on these debates, offering new empirical data and challenging critical perspectives on children's engagement with consumer culture from a wide range of international settings.


Baby childhood children culture gender Generation identity Nation Passing youth

Editors and affiliations

  • David Buckingham
    • 1
  • Vebjørg Tingstad
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EducationUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorway

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