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Subjectivity, the Unconscious and Consumerism

Consuming Dreams

Authors: Xavier, Marlon

  • Applies Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams to consumption society and its subjects
  • Explores how consumerism invades human subjectivity
  • Challenges readers to rethink how we live under consumerism
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About this book

Subjectivity, the Unconscious and Consumerism is a unique and imaginative psycho-sociological exploration of how postmodern, contemporary consumerism invades and colonises human subjectivity. Investigating especially consumerism’s unconscious aspects such as desires, imagination, and fantasy, it engages with an extensive analysis of dreams. The author frames these using a synthesis of Jungian psychology and the social imaginaries of Baudrillard and Bauman, in a dialogue with the theories of McDonaldization and Disneyization. The aim is to broaden our understanding of consumerism to include the perennial consumption of symbols and signs of identity - a process which is the basis for the fabrication of the commodified self. The book offers a profound, innovative critique of our consumption societies, challenging readers to rethink how we live, and how our identities are impacted by consumerism. As such it will be of interest to students and scholars of critical psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, but is also accessible to anyone interested in the complex psychology of contemporary subjectivity.

About the authors

Marlon Xavier is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Caxias do Sul, Brazil, and gained his PhD in Social Psychology at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain. He was previously a visiting research fellow at The Bauman Institute, University of Leeds, UK, and also at LACCOS - the Social Psychology of Cognition and Communication Lab at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Xavier, Marlon

    Pages 1-37

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  • Symbolic Imaginaries and the Subject

    Xavier, Marlon

    Pages 41-83

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  • Symbolic Imaginaries: The World of Dreams

    Xavier, Marlon

    Pages 85-104

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  • The ImCon as a Semiotic Imaginary: Consumption Dreams and the Subject as Consumer

    Xavier, Marlon

    Pages 105-134

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  • The ImCon as Simulacrum of Symbolic Imaginary: Dream-Worlds of Consumption and the Subject as Commodity

    Xavier, Marlon

    Pages 135-192

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Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96824-7
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 106,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96823-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Subjectivity, the Unconscious and Consumerism
Book Subtitle
Consuming Dreams
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96824-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96824-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96823-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 375
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