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Shopping with Freud

By Rachel Bowlby

Routledge – 1993 – 144 pages

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    978-0-415-06007-3
    September 2nd 1993
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    978-0-415-06006-6
    September 2nd 1993

Description

What is a consumer? Shopping with Freud looks at some of the surprising ways in which the consumer subject appears in a range of writings - from literature to marketing psychology to psychoanalysis.

Rachel Bowlby shows how ideas about consumption are brought to bear on contemporary conceptions of choice in areas that seem far removed from a straightforward matter of shopping. She also shows that arguments and assumptions about the psychology of consumers themselves throw light on genderal questions of human psychology.

Reviews

`A fascinating and seductive book.' - The Guardian

Name: Shopping with Freud (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Rachel Bowlby. What is a consumer? Shopping with Freud looks at some of the surprising ways in which the consumer subject appears in a range of writings - from literature to marketing psychology to psychoanalysis. Rachel Bowlby shows how ideas about consumption are...
Categories: Feminist Literature & Theory, Literary/Critical Theory, Psychoanalytical Theory