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Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

Sociology of Consumption

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
5
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course is designed to cover topics in the sociological analysis of consumption, theoretical as well as methodological aspects. The seminars are designed to discuss classical sociological models and modern studies in the field of consumption. One of the theoretical focus for these seminars is the intersection between sociological ideas and cultural studies, for example, we will discuss postmodern tradition in the explanation of consumer behavior. Also, tasks will provide insights into the current methodological debate in the analysis of consumption practices, visitor studies, experiments and focus groups. As a result of this course students will acquire the skills needed to create their own research in the sphere of consumption.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To learn the sociological perspective on the consumption studies
  • To acquire the skills in methodology to create the own research in the sphere of consumption studies
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • be able to critically evaluate and discuss current researches in the sphere of consumption
  • be able to use acquired skills for the analysis of consumption practices in Russia
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the sociology of consumption
  • Theoretical approaches to the analysis of consumption: part1
  • Theoretical approaches to the analysis of consumption: part2
  • Cultural consumption
  • Methodology in the studies of consumption
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homework projects (in team)
  • non-blocking Seminar participation
  • non-blocking Final empirical project
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 1st module
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.4 * Final empirical project + 0.4 * Homework projects (in team) + 0.2 * Seminar participation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Corrigan, P. (1998). The Sociology of Consumption : An Introduction. SAGE Publications Ltd.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Goodman, D. J., & Cohen, M. (2004). Consumer Culture : A Reference Handbook. ABC-CLIO.
  • Peter N. Stearns. (2006). Consumerism in World History : The Global Transformation of Desire: Vol. 2nd ed. Routledge.
  • Tony Bennett, Mike Savage, Elizabeth Bortolaia Silva, Alan Warde, Modesto Gayo-Cal, & David Wright. (2009). Culture, Class, Distinction. Routledge.