Consuming Pleasures: Intellectuals and Popular Culture in the Postwar World
528 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 15 illus.
Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4395-6 | $34.95 | £23.00
A volume in the Arts and Intellectual Life in Modern America series
"Consuming Pleasures offers a brilliant survey of major transatlantic thinkers. Horowitz is an accomplished historian who has mastered, in stunning depth and breadth, the literature on each of his principal subjects. Lucid, elegant, and engaging."–Howard Brick, author of Transcending Capitalism: Visions of a New Society in Modern American Thought
Between 1950 and 1972, American and European writers came to envision consumer culture in fresh, provocative ways. Across national boundaries, they shifted attention from condemnation to critical appreciation, critiqued cultural hierarchies and moralistic approaches, and explored the symbolic processes by which individuals and groups communicate.
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