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Consumer Culture and the Media

Magazines in the Public Eye

Authors: Iqani, M.

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About this book

How did consumer culture become synonymous with westernised societies? Iqani argues that it is the way it is promoted by media texts. She provides a detailed analysis of publicly displayed consumer magazine covers and engages with big questions about the public, power and identity in mediated consumer culture.

About the authors

MEHITA IQANI is a senior lecturer in Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds a PhD in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

Reviews

'This book represents a milestone in the study of magazines. By developing an understanding of the public spaces of consumer culture, Mehita Iqani shifts the lens through which we think about magazines, showing the key role they play in 'selling' consumerism. A brilliant and original book, it is beautifully written and replete with vivid examples. It will be essential reading for students and scholars of media and communication studies, sociology, cultural geography and gender studies as well as anyone interested in the relationship between media, communication technologies and consumer culture.' - Rosalind Gill, King's College, London, UK

'Mehita Iqani's Consumer Culture and the Media is a fresh, fascinating and eloquently-crafted account of the enchanting power of magazines in the most unglamorous of places, the newsstand. It is a highly original contribution to the study of contemporary visuality that greatly enhances our understanding of concumer culture.'

- Lilie Chouliaraki, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Media in Consumer Culture: An Introduction

    Iqani, Mehita

    Pages 1-15

  • The Public, Identity and Power in Mediated Consumer Culture

    Iqani, Mehita

    Pages 16-40

  • A Research Approach for Mediated Consumer Culture

    Iqani, Mehita

    Pages 41-60

  • Media Retail Spaces as Multimodal Spectacles: The Case of the Newsstand

    Iqani, Mehita

    Pages 61-81

  • Glossiness in Hyperreal Celebrity Portraiture

    Iqani, Mehita

    Pages 82-102

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eBook $74.99
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Hardcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-30368-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $90.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-33829-0
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Consumer Culture and the Media
Book Subtitle
Magazines in the Public Eye
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27213-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137272133
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30368-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33829-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 190
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