Consumption pp 59-78 | Cite as

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

Part of the Consumption and Public Life book series (CUCO)


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.


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  1. 1.University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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