Princeton University Library Catalog

Performing consumers : global capital and its theatrical seductions / Maurya Wickstrom.

Author:
Wickstrom, Maurya [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Routledge, 2006.
Description:
x, 169 p. ; 23 cm.
Summary note:
"Performing Consumers is a searching exploration of the way in which brands insinuate themselves into the lives of ordinary people who encounter them at branded superstores." "Looking at our performative desire to "try on" otherness, Maurya Wickstrom employs five American brandscapes to serve as case studies: Ralph Lauren; Niketown; American Girl Place; Disney store and The Lion King, and the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. In this post-product era, each builds for the performer/consumer an intensely pleasurable, somatic experience of merging into the brand and reappearing as the brand, or the brand's fictional meanings."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-165) and index.
Contents:
1. On the move at Niketown and Ralph Lauren -- 2. Robots, gods and greed : the theatrum mundi in the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace -- 3. The Lion King, mimesis, and Disney's magical capitalism -- 4. Making Americans : the American Girl doll and American Girl place.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 0415339448 (hardback)
  • 9780415339445 (hardback)
  • 0415339456 (pbk.)
  • 9780415339452 (pbk.)
LCCN:
2006000390
OCLC:
62805043
RCP:
C - S