Journal article

Spaces for consumption (Book review)

C De Beukelaer

International Journal of Cultural Policy | Taylor and Francis | Published : 2013

Abstract

Spaces for Consumption sets out to critically understand the complex nature of consumption practices. The central suggestion of this book builds on the idea that Chtcheglov’s (2006 [1953]) future ‘city of discovery and adventure, a sexy, pleasurable and exciting city’ has not materialised. Rather, Miles argues that the urban experience now embodies the failure of human progress, built on an architecture of capitalism (p. 3). The ways these consumption practices are part of, and equally render the consumer complicit in capitalist practice are of central concern (p. 12).

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