‘Consumer Society and the Post-modern City’ released in Persian

3 Apr 2018 - 22:02

IBNA- A book which considers the development of cities and the aftermaths, ‘Consumer Society and the Post-modern City’ by David B Clarke was translated into Persian by Hamid Pourang and released.


According to IBNA correspondent, the introduction of this notable book written by the Persian translator reads: “From the ancient times, city and the issues relevant to that has been a focal point of social thinkers and “polis” both in real and utopian terms is a part of the works by the great Greek philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato….” 

The fact that we inhabit a consumer society has incredibly far-reaching implications. Working through the often controversial ideas of the consumer society's most influential theorists, Jean Baudrillard and Zygmunt Bauman, ‘Consumer Society and the Post-modern City’ assesses the ways in which consumerism is reshaping the nature and meaning of the city.

David B Clarke examines the nature of consumption and its increasing centrality to post-modern society by considering the development of consumerism as a central facet of social life;   demonstrating that social inequalities are increasingly structured around consumption; uncovering the hidden consequences of consumerism; pondering the meaning of lifestyle revealing how the nature of reality is changing in an age of globalization.

Employing a sustained and engaging theoretical analysis, the book ranges across a variety of sometimes unexpected topics. It represents an impassioned plea for everyone interested in the social life of cities to take the notion of the consumer society - and the arguments of its major theorists - seriously.

A Professor of Human Geography at Swansea University, David B. Clarke is also the co-editor of ‘Jean Baudrillard: Fatal Theories’ (Routledge, 2009) and ‘The Consumption Reader’ (Routledge, 2003).

Persian translation of ‘Consumer Society and the Post-modern City’ is released by Elmi va Farhangi publishing in Tehran in 472 pages with a print run of 1000 copies. 

 


Story Code: 259358

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