Malcolm Miles Consuming Cities

ISBN 13: 9780333977095

Consuming Cities

3.62 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780333977095: Consuming Cities

Contemporary urban consumption touches the everyday lives of most citizens and permeates discussion of society and culture today. Consuming Cities looks at this topic from perspectives in both sociology and cultural theory, drawing together references from mainstream and also less obvious sources in both literatures. Each chapter includes a specific case of a city or aspect of consumption, ranging from a history of urban consumption, gambling to the consumption of culture and its place in tourism to the consumption palace of the cruise liner. This definitive and accessible book will be an invaluable resource to a wide range of students.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

MALCOLM MILES is Reader in Cultural Theory in the School of Art and Design at the University of Plymouth. He is author of Art, Space and the City (Routledge, 1997) and The Uses of Decoration: Essays in the Architectural Everyday (Wiley, 2000). He is a member of the Board of Landscape Research Group and of the Council of Management of Spaces Gallery.

STEVEN MILES is Head of Research, Centre for Cultural Policy and Management at the University of Northumbria. He is author of Consumerism as a Way of Life (Sage 1998), Youth Lifestyles in a Changing World (Open University Press, 2000) and the forthcoming Social Theory in the Real World (Sage, in press). He has co-edited a special edition of Urban Studies on 'Urban Consumption' and is also a member of the editorial boards of Consumption, Markets and Culture and the Journal of Youth Studies. He is currently co-editing a collection for Harwood Academic Press entitled The Changing Consumer.

Review:

' an accessible and well-disposed inquiry into the impacts of consumption on contemporary cities and urban ways of life...Consuming Cities makes for interesting reading. It successfully frames some fairly complex theoretical issues within a variety of often interesting and always well-chosen cases. The book is excellent reading material for both graduate and undergraduate students, serving not only to bring together a variety of approaches from within the sociology of consumption, urban studies and cultural studies, but also as an eye-opener to some of the problems that an ongoing commodification of city life might pose to us as citizen's, consumers or planners of contemporary cities.' - Acta Sociologica

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Malcolm Miles; Steven Miles
Published by Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 10: 0333977092 ISBN 13: 9780333977095
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Atlanta Book Company
(Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0333977092I3N01

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 572.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Miles, Malcolm
Published by Palgrave
ISBN 10: 0333977092 ISBN 13: 9780333977095
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0333977092 This book is shelved in the Sociology section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - Crisp clean unread unmarked hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards. NICE!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0333977092Z2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 572.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Miles, Malcolm
Published by Palgrave
ISBN 10: 0333977092 ISBN 13: 9780333977095
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0333977092 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear with light shelfwear to the boards, no dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0333977092Z3

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 572.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Malcolm Miles; Steven Miles
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2004)
ISBN 10: 0333977092 ISBN 13: 9780333977095
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0333977092

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 719.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds