By Alejandro Néstor García Martínez

This e-book bargains a brand new point of view on sociological experiences of the patron society, introducing overlooked normative questions when it comes to the great existence and human flourishing - matters typically mentioned in fields of ethical, political, and social philosophy. With cognizance to a variety of topics, together with postemotional legislations and accountability, dehumanised intake and prosumerism, model, embodiment, conspicuous intake, and sustainability, this ebook analyzes the structural and cultural adjustments that may be pointed out in customer society. It additionally deals a severe - yet no longer pessimistic - view of the real query of even if intake is resulting in an expanding isolation, individualization or commodification of people, suggesting an analytical framework for knowing buyer tradition and human praxis. Bringing jointly paintings from throughout disciplines via students within the US, Europe, and the united kingdom to have interaction with questions touching on our globalized and globalizing international, the place consumerism is a keystone for realizing our modern tradition and its social constructions, Being Human in a shopper Society will entice students and scholars of sociology, social thought, and modern philosophy.

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