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prof. dr. Breda Luthar
Elective - general
- Undergraduate Programme of Cultural studies - Studies of Culture and Creativity
- Undergraduate Programme of Media and Communication Studies
The study of consumption and of consumer culture is central for understanding the dynamics of contemporary societies. The course is in two parts. In the introductory part, consumer culture will be placed within the context of the process of social modernization and in the framework of historical development of capitalism and industrial and later post-industrial society. In the second part, the role of commodities and consumer practices in everyday life and in culture at large will be addressed. Students will also consider critical responses to consumer culture and the question of postcolonialism and class differentiation as enabled by consumer logic of contemporary society.
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