Consuming Media: Communication, Shopping and Everyday Life
2007 (English)Book (Other academic)
Inspired by Walter Benjamin's classical Arcades Project, the authors explore the interface between communication, shopping and everyday life. Based on a six-year study by over a dozen scholars on a specific site, the book analyses the links between power, media and consumption in contemporary urban culture. Four main media circuits are examined - print media, media images, sound and motion, and hardware machines - to assess how media texts and technologies are selected, purchased and used. Exploring the relations between different media, cultural citizenship and power relations of public space, the book presents an ethnography of globalization and develops a new approach to understanding media consumption.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford/New York: Berg , 2007. , 228 p.
mass media, consumption, shopping, public space
Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-16806ISBN: 978 1 84520 759 5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-16806DiVA: diva2:183326