This book provides a clear and concise introduction to the concept of consumption and to the wide-ranging debates about the nature and consequences of consumer society.


Consumption Alan Aldridge No preview available - 2003. Alan Aldridge is to be congratulated for writing such a well informed and readable account of both the routine and the eye-catching aspects of religion in various regions of the world. (ISBN 0-7456-2083-3 hdbk) - Volume 35 Issue 3 - ALASDAIR CROCKETT

Alan Aldridge is to be congratulated for writing such a well informed and readable account of both the routine and the eye-catching aspects of religion in various regions of the world. From “cults” to civil religion, from secularization to state control, and from diversity to identity, the analysis of arguments and examples is challenging and shrewd. We appear to be living through a profound transition from a society based on production to a new social order, the consumer society, from which there is little chance of escape. Constructions of Health and Illness: European Perspectives Ian Shaw, Kaisa Kauppinen-Toropainen No preview available - 2004. References to this book. Instead they turn to consumption for social standing, a sense of identity, and personal fulfilment. The new edition of Religion in the Contemporary World is a timely guide to the social significance of religion.

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This lively book will be essential reading for students and researchers in sociology and cultural studies. It is comprehensive, clear and convincing. In the new edition of this widely read text, Alan Aldridge examines the complex realities of religious belief, practice and institutions, ranging from the high growth rates of successful minority religious movements such as Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, to the phenomenal rise of Pentecostalism, the challenge of 'fundamentalism' and the apparent turn from religion to spirituality. Religion in the Contemporary World: A Sociological Introduction, Alan Aldridge, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2000, £50.00 (£14.99 pbk), viii+232 pp. Sociology 21 (3): 377 - 392 . 1.8 As an example, consider the testimony of Rodney Stark. 14. By clicking the connect to download Religion In The Contemporary World: A Sociological Introduction, By Alan Aldridge, you could start to get the book for your own. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.