Consumption and Life-Styles

A Short Introduction

  • Dieter Bögenhold
  • Farah Naz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Dieter Bögenhold, Farah Naz
    Pages 1-7
  3. Dieter Bögenhold, Farah Naz
    Pages 17-25
  4. Dieter Bögenhold, Farah Naz
    Pages 27-37
  5. Dieter Bögenhold, Farah Naz
    Pages 39-52
  6. Dieter Bögenhold, Farah Naz
    Pages 53-74
  7. Dieter Bögenhold, Farah Naz
    Pages 75-86
  8. Dieter Bögenhold, Farah Naz
    Pages 87-102
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 113-130

About this book


This book takes an interdisciplinary approach to the world of consumption, covering different topics and including sociological, economic and marketing aspects. The term ‘consumption’ is vague and even in academic disciplines the term is used in a variety of ways. Consumption research asks how earnings and spending are related to each other. More generally, consumption research investigates how people, social classes or societies realize their consumption practices. The question of how consistent preference structures are due to changing empirical backgrounds of time, space and related culture is frequently asked. Which context variables (historical time, geographical framework, cultural background) specify the practice of consumption and in which way do attributes such as age, gender, class, occupation and life-style have their own impacts on the way in which consumption is realised?

This book will be of interest to researchers working in economics, sociology, marketing, aesthetics and design, anthropology and communication studies. 


Consumption Life-Styles Advertising Gender Social Inequality Stratification Well-being Markets Consumption Behaviour Business Social Inequality Income Income Expenditure Consumer Culture Globalization

Authors and affiliations

  • Dieter Bögenhold
    • 1
  • Farah Naz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of KlagenfurtKlagenfurt, CarinthiaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Sociology and CriminologySargodha UniversitySargodhaPakistan

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