Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture: Advertising's Impact on American Character and Society (Hardback)Arthur Asa Berger (author)
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Berger explains how advertising works by employing a psycho-cultural approach, encouraging readers to think about advertisements and commercials in more analytical and profound ways. Among the topics he addresses are the role of brands, the problem of self-alienation, and how both relate to consumption. Berger also considers the Values and Lifestyle (VALS) and Claritas typologies in marketing. Distinctive chapters examine specific advertisements and commercials from multiple perspectives, including semiotic, psychoanalytic, sociological, Marxist, mythic, and feminist analysis. Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture provides an accessible overview of advertising in the United States, spanning issues as diverse as sexuality, politics, market research, consumer culture, and more; helping readers understand the role that advertising has played, and continues to play, in all our lives.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 789 g
Dimensions: 252 x 186 x 22 mm
Edition: Sixth Edition
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