Articles on Alternatives to Consumerism

Nelson et al. – Downshifting Consumer Upshifting Citizen

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An Article suggested by Emma

Emma has suggested that we look at this article and I agree: it provides a contemporary Marxist perspective on the very recent history of consumer capitalism and its crisis-ridden character. I am not sure when we will discuss it but I will resolve this issue over the next two to three weeks.

Ivanova – Consumerism and the Crisis


Articles by Galbraith, Schor and Schudson

We will be looking at the Galbraith article the next time we meet,  namely, on Wednesday, May 2nd, at the usual place and time. David Boston will be presenting Galbraith´s ideas on the basis of this article. The Schor and Schudson articles are also relevant.

Galbraith – The Management of Specific Demand

Schor – In Defence of Consumer Critique

Schudson – Citizens, Consumers and the Good Society


Articles on Critical Theory

We will be looking at these at the meeting to be held in Seminar Room F, Coombs Building, 5:30-7:30, on Wednesday, April 4th.

Adorno and Horkheimer – The Culture Industry

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