Consuming Families

Consuming Families : Buying, Making, Producing Family Life in the 21st Century

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This book explores contemporary families as sites of consumption, examining the changing contexts of family life, where new forms of family are altering how family life is practised and produced, and addressing key social issues - childhood obesity, alchohol and drug addiction, social networking, viral marketing - that put pressure on families as the social, economic and regulatory environments of consumption more

Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10.67mm | 294g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138952419
  • 9781138952416
  • 1,776,191

About Jo Lindsay

Jo Lindsay is Associate Professor in Sociology at Monash University. JaneMaree Maher is the Director of the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research at Monash more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Family Life and Consumption in the 21st Century 2. Consuming Goods and Ideals in Family Life 3. Text Me: The "Mediation" of Everyday Family Life 4. The "Big" Issues of Childhood: Family Responsibility for Children's Weight 5. Youth Drinking and Family Alcohol Cultures 6. Seeing It and Doing It: Young People, Families and Sex. Conclusion: A New Purchase on Family Life. more