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Consumption as Appropriation: On the Use of ‘Consumption’ and Consumption as Use

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Abstract

In this chapter I try to formulate a generally viable definition of consumption as a way to escape theoretically from the contrasting and opposed models of the expressive and sovereign individual which for a couple of decades squeezed sociological analysis. An effective synthetic theory requires other concepts and definitions.

Keywords

Cultural Capital Everyday Language Final Consumption Sociological Analysis Opposed Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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