Consumption and the City

Term: Fall 2009

Subject Code: GSOC

Course Number: 6039

The purpose of this course is to provide student-scholars with a forum for developing and formulating research questions concerning consumption and the city. In the spirit of the early Chicago School where the city is seen as an arena for learning, and where participant-observation is fundamental to the advancement of knowledge, we observe, act, and participate in the city as consumers with interest in bringing critical ideals to the discourse on consumption, consuming culture, and our personal relationship to goods. Student-scholars are expected to give one seminar presentation based on course readings.

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