The Consumption of Inequality

The Consumption of Inequality

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The fads, fashions, and media in popular consumer culture frequently make recreational and ideological qfunq of poverty and lower class living. It is a phenomenon that puts poor whites, poor blacks, women, gays, handicapped people, and other traditional minorities back in qtheir placeq by prioritizing self-aggrandizing materialism and individual desires over the collective good and constitutes a form of cultural denial. In this book, Halnon delineates how incarceration, segregation, stigmatization, cultural and social consecration, and carnivalization work in the production and consumption of inequality.I. 1. Financial. Crisis, . Ideology, . and. Alienation. n the first decades of the twentyfirst century, people in the United States faced the worst financial disaster since the 1929 stock market crash and the 1930s GreatDepression thatfollowed it .

Title:The Consumption of Inequality
Author: Karen Bettez Halnon
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-09-19

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