The Unmanageable Consumer

Yiannis Gabriel, Tim Lang

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The Unmanageable Consumer examines the key Western traditions of thinking about and being a consumer. Each chapter posits a consumer model with examples from the international community. Readers are invited to enter an exciting and radical analysis of contemporary consumerism which suggests that consumerism is fragile and consumers unpredictable.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSage Publications
Number of pages220
ISBN (Electronic)9781446213049
ISBN (Print)9781412918930
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 1995


  • Sociology of comsumption
  • consumer psychology
  • consumer culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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