Consumption and emotion : the romantic ethic revisited
Boden, Sharon and Williams, Simon J.. (2002) Consumption and emotion : the romantic ethic revisited. Sociology - The Journal of the British Sociological Association, 36 (3). pp. 493-512. ISSN 0038-0385Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038502036003001
This article revisits Campbell's (1987) The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism thesis in the light of new intersections with sociological issues of embodiment and emotions. A variety of themes and issues are raised the persistence of mind/body, reason,emotion dualities in the consumption literature, the importance of disappointment in consumer culture, external factors which mediate the consumption experience, and finally, the interpretation of both Romanticism and romantic interpersonal relationships. A largely disembodied and socially disembedded account of consumption and emotion is on offer here the implications of which extend far beyond the limits of Campbell's thesis to debates on consumer culture and the sociological enterprise in general in making these claims, we highlight the need for a passionate sociology which would in turn integrate embodiment and emotions more fully into the consumption agenda. These key themes are discussed with some sociological pointers for the future in consumption and beyond.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Sociology - The Journal of the British Sociological Association|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd|
|Official Date:||August 2002|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 493-512|
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