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By Zygmunt Bauman

With the arrival of liquid modernity, the society of manufacturers is reworked right into a society of shoppers. during this new customer society, members turn into concurrently the promoters of commodities and the commodities they advertise. they're, at one and an identical time, the item and the marketer, the products and the traveling salespeople. all of them inhabit an analogous social house that's frequently defined by means of the time period the industry.

The try out they should go which will collect the social prizes they covet calls for them to recast themselves as items in a position to drawing cognizance to themselves. This refined and pervasive transformation of customers into commodities is an important function of the society of shoppers. it's the hidden fact, the inner most and such a lot heavily guarded mystery, of the patron society within which we now live.

In this new publication Zygmunt Bauman examines the influence of consumerist attitudes and styles of behavior on a variety of it sounds as if unconnected elements of social existence politics and democracy, social divisions and stratification, groups and partnerships, id construction, the construction and use of data, and cost preferences.

The invasion and colonization of the net of human relatives via the worldviews and behavioural styles encouraged and formed by way of commodity markets, and the resources of resentment, dissent and low resistance to the occupying forces, are the relevant topics of this fantastic new publication through one of many worlds most unusual and insightful social thinkers.

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