Consuming Passions

Consumer pleasures - in a New Year special edition, Laurie Taylor explores the place of shopping in our lives, as well as within sociological thought. He's joined by Professor Colin Campbell, Dr Kate Soper and Professor Rachel Bowlby.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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Rachel Bowlby

Department of English Language and Literature


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Just Looking: Consumer Culture in Dreiser, Gissing and Zola

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN-10: 0415572797

ISBN-13: 978-0415572798


Carried Away: The invention of modern shopping

Publisher: Faber and Faber

ISBN-10: 0571193072

ISBN-13: 978-0571193073


Shopping with Freud

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN-10: 0415060079

ISBN-13: 978-0415060073

Colin Campbell

Emeritus professor in the Department of Sociology, University of York


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The Romantic Ethic And The Spirit Of Modern Consumerism

Publisher: WritersPrintShop

ISBN-10: 1904623336

ISBN-13: 978-1904623335


The Shopping Experience

Edited by Pasi Falk & Colin B Campbell

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN-10: 0761950672

ISBN-13: 978-0761950677

Kate Soper

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at London Metropolitan University


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The Politics and Pleasures of Consuming Differently

Edited by Kate Soper, Martin Ryle & Lyn Thomas

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN-10: 0230537286

ISBN-13: 978-0230537286


Citizenship and Consumption

Edited by Professor Kate Soper & Dr Frank Trentmann

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN-10: 023055346X

ISBN-13: 978-0230553460

Further reading

BBC 1 The Paradise




The Ladies’ Paradise

Publisher: General Books LLC

ISBN-10: 0217953638

ISBN-13: 978-0217953634



The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of capitalism

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-10: 1481050583

ISBN-13: 978-1481050586

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