Session 3: Tuesday 27 October
‘Culture Consuming Itself?’
Why has consumption become so central to the cultures of capitalism? This session will apply key concepts from Marxism to a discussion of ideas of identity, taste and cultural meaning. Why do we define ourselves through our shopping choices? Can we ever achieve individuality? How does semiotics help us to understand culture as representation?
Part of the free Introduction to Cultural Studies course, in partnership with the Centre for Cultural Studies Research at the University of East London, click here for more info.