Anthropology - Consumer Culture

SOCI 3007  Consumer Culture


SOCI 1016 or ANTH 1006


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




Students investigate and analyze the various approaches to understanding the nature and role of consumer culture in modern societies. In addition to focusing on the symbolic meaning of consumption, students explore issues of identity, lifestyle, constraint, freedom of choice and how the market place is used to facilitate distinction and reinforce social relationships.  This course may be credited towards Anthropology.

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