NYU Steinhardt

Consumption, Culture and Identity

  • Course Number: MCC-UE 1409
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This course offers students the opportunity to engage with theories of communication & culture through the context of consumption & contemporary consumer society. Our focus will be on the role of commodities & consumer practices in everyday life & in culture at large. We will give particular attention to consumption's role in the construction of social & cultural identities. Students will consider critical responses to consumer culture, including the resistance & refusal of consumption as well as the attempted mobilization of consumption toward social change.
  • Old Course Number: E59.1409