Buying and Believing: Sri Lankan Advertising and Consumers in a Transnational World

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Advertising is a central part of the global system of commerce and culture. Every day it exposes consumers around the world to practices associated with the West, urban life, prosperity, and modernity. One consequence of this exposure is that it frees people's imaginations from time and place, and imposes a new and foreign reality. In this book Steven Kemper looks at a parallel trend, arguing that advertising firms in Nairobi, Caracas, and Colombo also domesticate the imagination, insinuating images into people's minds of ...

Buying and Believing: Sri Lankan Advertising and Consumers in a Transnational World 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226430416

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Buying and Believing: Sri Lankan Advertising and Consumers in a Transnational World 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226430409

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