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….”
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.