Iran's Book News Agency (IBNA) 3 Apr 2018 - 22:02 -------------------------------------------------- Title : ‘Consumer Society and the Post-modern City’ released in Persian -------------------------------------------------- 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. Text : 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.