The Sociology of Taste

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The role of fashion and taste are central to our understanding of the social dynamics in any modern society. In this treatise on the aestheticization of social life, Jukka Gronow uses the insights of Veblen, Simmel and Lyotard, among others, to show how fashion operates as a form of play binding modern society together and allowing an equilibrium between the opposing forces of individualization and socialization. In the process, he draws on a rich range of examples and case studies including the dominance of kitsch in late ...

The Sociology of Taste 1997, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415132954

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The Sociology of Taste 1997, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415132947

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