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Sociology 495-1: Culture and Consumption
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Wherry, Frederick. 2010. “Sociology 495-1: Culture and Consumption”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


In this course we study why we desire the things we do and how consumption affects the identities and the inequalities among persons, places, and things. What are the social origins and orientations of consumption? The roots of one’s taste for hip-hop or baroque violin, the Vespa or the Hummer, beer or wine, Black Barbie and white Barbie are socially...

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Cultural Sociology
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College 400

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