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A Social and Economic Theory of Consumption

  • Authors
  • Kaj Ilmonen
  • Pekka Sulkunen
  • Jukka Gronow
  • Arto Noro
  • Keijo Rahkonen
  • Alan Warde

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

Kaj Ilmonen was a pioneer in the third wave of the sociology of consumption. This book provides a balanced overview of the sociology of consumption, arguing that the enthusiasm of 'the third wave' exaggerated the role of the symbolic and imaginary at the expense of the materiality of human societies.

Keywords

economic theory sociology utopia

Editors and affiliations

  • Pekka Sulkunen
    • 1
  • Jukka Gronow
    • 2
  • Arto Noro
    • 1
  • Keijo Rahkonen
    • 1
  • Alan Warde
    • 3
  1. 1.University of HelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Uppsala UniversitySweden
  3. 3.University of ManchesterUK

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