Politics of Consumption

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Politics of Consumption

Fall 2018

Taught By: Virag Molnar

Section: A

CRN: 7018

Credits: 4

The course examines why we consume, what we consume, how we consume, and how we have been “civilized” into consumers. It considers how goods attain symbolic meanings, how patterns of social inequality and cultural identities are created and reproduced through consumption, how practices and institutions of everyday life (family, leisure, urban environments) are increasingly organized in relation to consumption. It also discusses the function of consumption for broader political and economic systems, and surveys social movements that gather the discontents of consumerism (environmentalists, anti-globalization activists and moralists).

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Sociology (LSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:06pm 1/16/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 11:55am - 1:35pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1001

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/13/2018