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By Alejandro Néstor García Martínez

This booklet deals a brand new viewpoint on sociological stories of the patron society, introducing overlooked normative questions in terms of the great existence and human flourishing - matters often mentioned in fields of ethical, political, and social philosophy. With cognizance to a variety of matters, together with postemotional legislations and accountability, dehumanised intake and prosumerism, style, embodiment, conspicuous intake, and sustainability, this booklet analyzes the structural and cultural ameliorations that may be pointed out in patron society. It additionally deals a severe - yet now not pessimistic - view of the $64000 query of even if intake is resulting in an expanding isolation, individualization or commodification of humans, suggesting an analytical framework for figuring out shopper tradition and human praxis.

Bringing jointly paintings from throughout disciplines by way of students within the US, Europe, and the united kingdom to interact with questions relating our globalized and globalizing international, the place consumerism is a keystone for figuring out our modern tradition and its social constructions, Being Human in a client Society will attract students and scholars of sociology, social thought, and modern philosophy.

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