Consuming Pleasures

Consuming Pleasures

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How is it that American intellectuals, who had for 150 years worried about the deleterious effects of affluence, more recently began to emphasize pleasure, playfulness, and symbolic exchange as the essence of a vibrant consumer culture? The New York intellectuals of the 1930s rejected any serious or analytical discussion, let alone appreciation, of popular culture, which they viewed as morally questionable. Beginning in the 1950s, however, new perspectives emerged… (more)

Book Details  

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (March 15, 2012)

Collection: The Arts and Intellectual Life in Modern America

Format: EPUB

Page count: 504 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English

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