consumer culture and modernity



Neil McKendrick, John Brewer, JH Plumb The Birth of a Consumer Society. The Commercialization of Eighteenth-century England Neil McKendrick, John Brewer, JH Plumb The Birth of a Consumer Society. The Commercialization of Eighteenth-century England Новинка

Neil McKendrick, John Brewer, JH Plumb The Birth of a Consumer Society. The Commercialization of Eighteenth-century England

6439 руб.
This enormously influential book by three leading historians was a revolution in the understanding of commercialisation and the economy, entrepreneurship, innovation, and the consumer revolution.Neil McKendrick studies the fashion and the pottery industries, and created a new framework for enquiring into fundamental issues. John Brewer examines the commercialisation and politics. J.H. Plumb considers the social; changes brought about by commercialization, looking in particular at leisure, the ‘new world’ of children, and the acceptance of modernity.
Chivalry, Academy, and Cultural Dialogues. The Italian Contribution to European Culture Chivalry, Academy, and Cultural Dialogues. The Italian Contribution to European Culture Новинка

Chivalry, Academy, and Cultural Dialogues. The Italian Contribution to European Culture

1564 руб.
The Italian critic Francesco De Sanctis (1817-1883) identified Italianness with backwardness in order to oppose it to European modernity and promote a process of Europeanization of Italy. Two targets stood out in his attack on Italian backwardness: Chivalry and the Academies. A century and a half later we are able to acknowledge the continuity rather than the break between Italian early modernity and European modernity, revisiting a biased paradigm that no longer works and reassessing the historical importance of Chivalry and the Academies as cultural mediators. Divided into three sections devoted to chivalric poems, academic debates and Anglo-Italian relations, and dedicated to the work of Jane E. Everson, who has highly contributed to the re-evaluation of Italian early modernity, this volume gathers together some of the major experts of early modern Italy and highlights the relevance of Italian early modernity in framing and shaping European culture well into our contemporary world.Jane E. Everson is Professor Emerita of Italian at Royal Holloway University of London. Stefano Jossa is Reader in Italian, and Giuliana Pieri Professor of Italian and the Visual Arts, at Royal Holloway University of London
Lwazi Siyabonga Lushaba Development as Modernity, Modernity as Development Lwazi Siyabonga Lushaba Development as Modernity, Modernity as Development Новинка

Lwazi Siyabonga Lushaba Development as Modernity, Modernity as Development

4239 руб.
This book analyses the impact of the Western idea of 'modernity' on development and underdevelopment in Africa. It traces the genealogy of the Western idea of modernity from European Enlightenment concepts of the universal nature of human history and development, and shows how this idea was used to justify the Western exploitation and oppression of Africa. It argues that contemporary development, theory and practice is a continuation of the Enlightenment project and that Africa can only achieve real development by rejecting Western modernity and inventing its own forms of modernity. The book is divided into four sections. The first section provides an outline of the theory of modernity in the Enlightenment project. In the second section, an attempt is made to trace the genealogy of the idea of development as modernity and how the African development process gets entangled with it. Here, its evolution is mapped through three periods: early modernity, capitalist modernity and late modernity. Zeroing in on the current era of late or hypermodernity, the book contests the idea that there is something new in globalisation and its neo-liberal development paradigm. The third section turns to the complex but pertinent question of how, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, Africa can transcend the impasse of modernity. The fourth and final section sums up the argument and points the way forward.
Love and Modernity. Scandinavian Literature, Drama and Letters Love and Modernity. Scandinavian Literature, Drama and Letters Новинка

Love and Modernity. Scandinavian Literature, Drama and Letters

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This collection of essays celebrates Professor Janet Garton's outstanding contribution over four decades to research, teaching and leadership in the field of Scandinavian Studies. Contributions from some two dozen established and emerging scholars discuss Scandinavian literature, drama, letters and visual culture with a focus on themes germane to Janet's long-running course at UEA, From Free Love to Decadence: love, modernity, travel, faith, gender, sexuality, textuality, community, and the body.
David Carter Always Almost Modern David Carter Always Almost Modern Новинка

David Carter Always Almost Modern

2502 руб.
Was australian culture born modern or has it always been behind the game, never quite modern enough? Was it always already or only always almost modern? David Carter's essays examine the complex engagements of Australian writers, artists, editors and consumers with 20th-century modernity, social and political crisis, and the impact of modernisms. Always Almost Modern ranges from the great mid-century novels of authors such as Eleanor Dark and M. Barnard Eldershaw to the unprecedented bestseller that was They're a Weird Mob, from famous to largely forgotten local magazines and to film and television, and from the avant-garde to nationalism, communism and the middlebrow. Chapters engage with key themes in contemporary literary and cultural studies, exploring new ways of understanding Australian culture in terms of its modernity and transnationalism.
Barbara Egger The impact of consumer ethnocentrism and consumer cosmopolitanism on consumption behaviour Barbara Egger The impact of consumer ethnocentrism and consumer cosmopolitanism on consumption behaviour Новинка

Barbara Egger The impact of consumer ethnocentrism and consumer cosmopolitanism on consumption behaviour

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Diploma Thesis from the year 2006 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 1, University of Vienna (Department für Internationales Marketing am Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre ), 115 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This diploma thesis investigates the impact of consumer ethnocentrism and consumer cosmopolitanism on consumption behaviour. For this purpose the confirmed CETSCALE was applied however given the insufficient psychometric properties of the existing consumer cosmopolitanism scale, the need arose to develop a new measure of consumer cosmopolitanism. Accordingly, first the concept of cosmopolitanism is introduced. A cosmopolitan consumer is defined as being an open-minded individual whose consumption orientation transcends any particular culture, locality or community and who appreciates diversity including trying products and services from a variety of countries. A corresponding measure, the consumer cosmopolitanism scale, is formulated and validated. Following assessments of the scale's structure, an extensive empirical study provides support for the consumer cosmopolitanism scale's reliability, content and construct validity. A series of nomological validity tests show consumer cosmopolitanism to be moderately predictive of theoretically related constructs. Managerial implications of these findings are considered and future research directions are identi...
Inno Chukuma Onwueme, Malije Onwueme Enuani. Tales, Traits, and Proverbs of a Traditional African Culture in Transition Inno Chukuma Onwueme, Malije Onwueme Enuani. Tales, Traits, and Proverbs of a Traditional African Culture in Transition Новинка

Inno Chukuma Onwueme, Malije Onwueme Enuani. Tales, Traits, and Proverbs of a Traditional African Culture in Transition

2402 руб.
How does a rich and vibrant traditional culture cope with the onslaughts of the modern era? The Enuani people, inhabiting the four Aniocha/Oshimili local government areas in Nigeria, have a proud legacy of culture and tradition. Yet, they struggle with issues of identity and political place, while some aspects of their culture are threatened by modernity. Through tales and essays, ENUANI explores the impact of modernity on the rich culture of the Enuani people, while attempting to archive, document, and preserve the culture. This multi-layered book delves into issues of Enuani traits, religion, language, marriage/divorce, womanhood, jurisprudence, food systems, and personal attitudes. The book then digs even deeper into the culture by listing and analyzing over ten dozen Enuani proverbs. Each proverb is first rendered in Enuani dialect. It is then translated and dissected for its literal and figurative meanings, with examples and commentary on appropriate situations for the use of the proverb. No prior familiarity with Enuani language/culture is assumed. This analysis clearly demonstrates the role of proverbs as a window on Enuani culture, and serves as an example that is applicable to other cultures. ENUANI provides the necessary cultural insight for Enuani and non-Enuani people alike. It is essential reading for people all over the world with Enuani affiliations or with an academic interest in peoples, anthropology and ethnography. How does all this apply to your own cultur...
Pop Art Pop Art Новинка

Pop Art

1390 руб.
Peaking in the 1960s, Pop Art began as a revolt against mainstream approaches to art and culture and evolved into a wholesale interrogation of modern society, consumer...
Martin König An Investigation on Contemporary Consumer Resistance. How Web 2.0 Makes Consumers Powerful Martin König An Investigation on Contemporary Consumer Resistance. How Web 2.0 Makes Consumers Powerful Новинка

Martin König An Investigation on Contemporary Consumer Resistance. How Web 2.0 Makes Consumers Powerful

6202 руб.
As a consequence of the ongoing globalization, more and more corporations start to target an international audience. Accordingly, consumers have to deal with a rising number of product offers. When trying to filter only relevant information which are interesting for themselves, consumers have to decrypt at the same time what is the meaning behind the different advertising messages circulating in daily life. Consequently, it is comprehensible that people become more and more stressed as well as angry nowadays. In order to get a better understanding of contemporary consumer resistance, this study is aimed at giving an overview on this topic. Only by explaining postmodernity in detail, it is possible to show what has changed in terms of consumer culture compared to the era of modernity. This is the starting point for the investigation on consumer resistance within the underlying study. In this sense, it is shown why people develop critical attitudes and what finally makes them willing to participate. On the basis of these findings, different forms of resistance are considered. The extent to which the Internet has an influence on consumer behavior and resistance is investigated as well. After presenting how conditions for consumers have improved especially in the times of Web 2.0, the extent to which they are more willing to actively take part in consumer resistance is examined in the next step. For this purpose investigations based on real findings were examined. Reading this st...
Pop Art Pop Art Новинка

Pop Art

2380 руб.
Peaking in the 1960s, Pop Art began as a revolt against mainstream approaches to art and culture and evolved into a wholesale interrogation of modern society, consumer...
Peter Block An Other Kingdom. Departing the Consumer Culture Peter Block An Other Kingdom. Departing the Consumer Culture Новинка

Peter Block An Other Kingdom. Departing the Consumer Culture

1126.47 руб.
Our seduction into beliefs in competition, scarcity, and acquisition are producing too many casualties. We need to depart a kingdom that creates isolation, polarized debate, an exhausted planet, and violence that comes with the will to empire. The abbreviation of this empire is called a consumer culture. We think the free market ideology that surrounds us is true and inevitable and represents progress. We are called to better adapt, be more agile, more lean, more schooled, more, more, more. Give it up. There is no such thing as customer satisfaction. We need a new narrative, a shift in our thinking and speaking. An Other Kingdom takes us out of a culture of addictive consumption into a place where life is ours to create together. This satisfying way depends upon a neighborly covenant—an agreement that we together, will better raise our children, be healthy, be connected, be safe, and provide a livelihood. The neighborly covenant has a different language than market-hype. It speaks instead in a sacred tongue. Authors Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann, and John McKnight invite you on a journey of departure from our consumer market culture, with its constellations of empire and control. Discover an alternative set of beliefs that have the capacity to evoke a culture where poverty, violence, and shrinking well-being are not inevitable—a culture in which the social order produces enough for all. They ask you to consider this other kingdom. To participate in this modern exodus towards a modern community. To awaken its beginnings are all around us. An Other Kingdom outlines this journey to construct a future outside the systems world of solutions.
Vassos Argyrou The Logic of Environmentalism. Anthropology, Ecology and Postcoloniality Vassos Argyrou The Logic of Environmentalism. Anthropology, Ecology and Postcoloniality Новинка

Vassos Argyrou The Logic of Environmentalism. Anthropology, Ecology and Postcoloniality

4052 руб.
"Argyrou's compelling argument has important implications for the future of conservation and development...the argument is convincing and covers many of the fundamental aspects involved in the creation of the environmentalist worldview." · American Anthropologist"This is...potentially an important book." · Environmental PoliticsAlthough modernity's understanding of nature and culture has now been superseded by that of environmentalism, the power to define the meaning of both, and hence the meaning of the world itself, remains in the same (Western) hands. This bold argument is at the center of this provocative book that challenges the widespread assumption that environmentalism reflects a radical departure from modernity. Our perception of nature may have changed, the author maintains, but environmentalism remains a thoroughly modernist project. It reproduces the cultural logic of modernity, a logic that finds meaning in unity and therefore strives to efface difference, and to reconfirm the position of the West as the source of all legitimate signification.Vassos Argyrou lectures in Social Anthropology at the University of Hull. His research interests include social and cultural theory, poststructuralism and postcolonialism and southern Europe. Publications include Tradition and Modernity in the Mediterranean (Cambridge University Press, 1996) and Anthropology and the Will to Meaning: A Postcolonial Critique (Pluto Press 2002).
Robert D. Aguirre Mobility and Modernity. Panama in the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Imagination Robert D. Aguirre Mobility and Modernity. Panama in the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Imagination Новинка

Robert D. Aguirre Mobility and Modernity. Panama in the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Imagination

3302 руб.
Mobility and Modernity: Panama in the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Imagination rewrites the history of the Panama Canal, assessing for the first time the literary culture of the preceding decades. In this period, U.S. and British writers and visual artists developed sophisticated languages of mobility, time, and speed to cast the isthmus as an in-between place, a point of connection to more important destinations. These discourses served an important role in their own day and laid the imaginative ground for the canal to come. In this study, Robert D. Aguirre provides bold new interpretations of Anthony Trollope, John Lloyd Stephens, and Eadweard Muybridge and also recovers information about literary communities previously lost to history. Mobility and Modernity shows how Panama became defined as a site of incipient globalization and a crucial link of empire. Across this narrow strip of land people and things traveled, technology developed, and political forces erupted. The isthmus became a site of mobility that paradoxically produced varieties of immobility. Parting ways with histories that celebrate the canal as a mighty engineering feat, Mobility and Modernity reveals a more complex story of cultural conflict that began with the first gold rush news in the late 1840s and continued throughout the century.
Sabine Mercer The Role of Photography and Cinema in the Rise of Mass Consumer Culture in the Early Twentieth Century Sabine Mercer The Role of Photography and Cinema in the Rise of Mass Consumer Culture in the Early Twentieth Century Новинка

Sabine Mercer The Role of Photography and Cinema in the Rise of Mass Consumer Culture in the Early Twentieth Century

1852 руб.
Essay from the year 2006 in the subject Communications - Media History, grade: High Distinction, James Cook University (James Cook University), course: History of Communication, language: English, abstract: The Industrial Revolution was characterized by two intrinsically linked social phenomena. Firstly, a social shift in the transformation of a traditionally agricultural society into an industrial and increasingly urban mass society; secondly, a technological shift resulting in the virtual explosion of the mass production of consumer goods. Towards the end of the nineteenth century these two events, large-scale changes in social structure and mass production, became the basis for the rise of consumer capitalism. This newly generated consumer market was made possible by a steady increase in mass production, characterized by large numbers of diversified goods, often with a built-in obsolescence, which stimulated the process of ongoing consumption. The need for a frequent replacement of commodities, in combination with the striving of urbanised individuals to fill the gaping void within his or her existence that resulted from the demotion of labour productivity in the framework of modern society, gave rise to consumer culture.
Australia Competition and Consumer Act Australia Competition and Consumer Act Новинка

Australia Competition and Consumer Act

33 руб.
COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT Act No. 51 of 1974 as amended 3 An Act relating to competition, fair trading and consumer protection, and for other purposes
Dulce Paredes Product Innovation Toolbox. A Field Guide to Consumer Understanding and Research Dulce Paredes Product Innovation Toolbox. A Field Guide to Consumer Understanding and Research Новинка

Dulce Paredes Product Innovation Toolbox. A Field Guide to Consumer Understanding and Research

17891.1 руб.
Product Innovation Toolbox: A Field Guide to Consumer Understanding and Research brings together key thought-leaders and seasoned consumer researchers from corporate R&D, academia and marketing research companies to share their experiences, cutting edge consumer research tools and practical tips for successful and sustainable product innovation. This is an essential resource for product developers, marketers and technologists who want to implement consumer-centric innovation and are responsible for designing product-testing strategies from upfront innovation to support new product development. The scope of the book by chapter shows the steps that transform a consumer researcher to a Consumer Explorer that guides the project team to successful innovation and new product introductions. Product Innovation Toolbox is designed to appeal to broad audiences from consumer researchers, product developers, marketers and executives. With an emphasis on consumer understanding and examples that range from cheese to lipstick and printers to energy beverages, Product Innovation Toolbox offers guidelines and best practices for strategizing, planning and executing studies with confidence and high efficiency yielding faster and better insights.
Peter Wagner Modernity Peter Wagner Modernity Новинка

Peter Wagner Modernity

5562.12 руб.
We live in a modern age, but what does ‘modern’ mean and how can a reflection on ‘modernity’ help us to understand the world today? These are the questions that Peter Wagner sets out to answer in this concise and accessible book. Wagner begins by returning to the question of modernity's Western origins and its claims to open up a new and better era in the history of humanity. Modernity's claims and expectations have become more prevalent and widely shared, but in the course of their realization and diffusion they have also been radically transformed. In an acute and engaging analysis, Wagner examines the following key issues among others: – Modernity was based on the hope for freedom and reason, but it created the institutions of contemporary capitalism and democracy. How does the freedom of the citizen relate to the freedom of the buyer and seller today? And what does disaffection with capitalism and democracy entail for the sustainability of modernity? – Rather than a single model of modernity, there is now a plurality of forms of modern socio-political organisation. What does this entail for our idea of progress and our hope that the future world can be better than the present one? – All nuance and broadening notwithstanding, our concept of modernity is in some way inextricably tied to the history of Europe and the West. How can we compare different forms of modernity in a 'symmetric', non-biased or non-Eurocentric way? How can we develop a world-sociology of modernity?
Amany Abdelrazik Religion in a Secular Age. The Case of Tunisia Amany Abdelrazik Religion in a Secular Age. The Case of Tunisia Новинка

Amany Abdelrazik Religion in a Secular Age. The Case of Tunisia

4839 руб.
Master's Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Cultural Studies - North African Studies, grade: 1,7, University of Potsdam (Institute for Amerkanstik und Anglistik), course: Anglophne Modernities in Literature and Culture, language: English, abstract: The debates over the relationship between a Western secular modernity associated with specific historical practices and secular modernity as a universal category have never lost their momentum as a controversial topic in the discourse of modernization and the nature of both the modern society and individual. While according to the prevailing discourse in the West a universal secularism is based on a universal reason valid to all cultures, other Western as well as non-Western thinkers and sociologists, in particular postcolonial scholars, refute the possibility of a singular secular paradigm valid for all times. They argue that such a universal paradigm with its Western ideals negates non-Western histories and philosophies and thus is a hegemonic model of modernity. This paper is a critique of the unveiled secular modern / veiled religious traditional divide in the modernist discourse in light of current debates of both postmodernists and neo-secularists. Following the secularization process in postcolonial Tunisia as part of the state´s modernization movement, this paper sheds light on the suppression of the non-Western religious actor under the narrative of a universal rational modernity in the modern age.
Hassan Noor Issues and Challenges of Consumer Financing in Pakistan Hassan Noor Issues and Challenges of Consumer Financing in Pakistan Новинка

Hassan Noor Issues and Challenges of Consumer Financing in Pakistan

5202 руб.
Consumer finance serves as the source of financial stability and uplifts the economic and social status of the household. This research is based on qualitative study and up to some extent on quantitative base too. The major objective of this study is to gain insights of consumer financing from a consumer perspective. At the same time, the study investigates and analyzes the defined rules and regulations for banks and for consumers during the time of obtaining the loans from banks and well as from other financial institutions
Jan Kirenz Linking Consumer Mindset Metrics to Consumer Behavior and Capital Market Valuation Jan Kirenz Linking Consumer Mindset Metrics to Consumer Behavior and Capital Market Valuation Новинка

Jan Kirenz Linking Consumer Mindset Metrics to Consumer Behavior and Capital Market Valuation

7089 руб.
With the growing recognition that customers are market-based assets, research on linking consumer mindset metrics to consumer behavior and market value has been gaining significance. Advocates of perceptual metrics argue that company actions move customers closer to buying decisions and that tracking and interpreting mindset metrics provide early evaluation signals of actual consumer purchase behavior and capital market valuation.This book deals with the impact of mindset metrics on consumer behavior and capital market valuation. The author develops a market share attraction model, which models the link between primary consumer mindset metrics and customer acquisition as well as customer repeat purchase behavior. As an empirical illustration, the proposed model is applied to the US automobile industry. Furthermore, using representative large-scale surveys of US and European consumers, the author investigates the association between perceptual brand measures and the capital markets' expectation of risk-adjusted future cash flows.The research findings indicate that perceptual metrics are important predictors of customer acquisition, customer retention and the market value of a firm. Hence, the results reported in this book help managers to quantify the return on intangible investments and offer a better understanding of the impact of mindset metrics on consumer buying behavior and market value.
Neville Morley Antiquity and Modernity Neville Morley Antiquity and Modernity Новинка

Neville Morley Antiquity and Modernity

3653.74 руб.
The nature, faults and future of modern civilization and how these connect to the past are tackled in this broad-reaching volume. Presents a study of modernity that examines classical influences Incorporates political, economic, social, and psychological theories Highlights writings from a wide range of thinkers, including Adam Smith, Marx, Mill, Nietzsche, Weber, and Freud
Bjoern Schubert The Anatomy of .Cool. Bjoern Schubert The Anatomy of .Cool. Новинка

Bjoern Schubert The Anatomy of .Cool.

1352 руб.
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1.3, Humboldt-University of Berlin (Amerikanistik und Anglistik), course: From Rebel to Coolhunter? Representations of Adolesecence in American Literature and Culture in the 20th Century, language: English, abstract: 21st Century American Adolescents are no longer able to rebel against traditional Authorities such as Family and State. If at all, they can merely rebel against American Consumer Culture as such, which has long turned the Act of Youth Rebellion itself into Manifold Branded Lifestyles with certain Class Distinctions.
Steven Wallech China and the West to 1600. Empire, Philosophy, and the Paradox of Culture Steven Wallech China and the West to 1600. Empire, Philosophy, and the Paradox of Culture Новинка

Steven Wallech China and the West to 1600. Empire, Philosophy, and the Paradox of Culture

5419.07 руб.
A comparative history of Chinese and Western Civilization from the dawn of agriculture to the dawn of modernity in Europe, China and the West to 1600 explores the factors that led to the divergent evolution of two major cultures of the ancient world, and considers how the subsequent developments saw one culture cling to tradition even as the other failed to do so, inadvertently setting the stage for the birth of the Modern Era. An accessible and inventive comparative history, suitable for all students at the college level as well as general readers Compares the history of Chinese civilization with Western civilization from the rise of agriculture to the dawn of the modern period Explores the ways in which Western failures in the Middle Ages after the Roman Empire’s collapse, and China’s successes in the same period, laid the groundwork for each culture’s divergent path in the modern period Makes meaningful connections between cultures and over time, through the use of themes such as agriculture, philosophy, religion, and warfare and invasion Bridges the gap between antiquity and modernity, looking at many factors of the global Middle Ages that influenced the development of the modern world Features a timeline, maps, endnotes, and complete index
Amy Singer Starting with Food. Culinary Approaches to Ottoman History. Edited by Amy Singer Amy Singer Starting with Food. Culinary Approaches to Ottoman History. Edited by Amy Singer Новинка

Amy Singer Starting with Food. Culinary Approaches to Ottoman History. Edited by Amy Singer

3452 руб.
Food is a marker of identity, culture, and class, and it denotes power, routine, leisure, and celebration. Despite its importance to every aspect of historical research, this topic has not been sufficiently explored in Ottoman history. This volume places the study of food in the mainstream of Ottoman history by analyzing major issues — origins, identity, minorities, Ottomanization, the “golden age,” foreign relations, the nature of modernity — all from the perspective of food. Contributors include Nicolas Trépanier, Iklil O. Selçuk, Rachel Goshgarian, Tülay Artan, and Joanita Vroom.
Jacqueline Beckley H. Sensory and Consumer Research in Food Product Design and Development Jacqueline Beckley H. Sensory and Consumer Research in Food Product Design and Development Новинка

Jacqueline Beckley H. Sensory and Consumer Research in Food Product Design and Development

17891.1 руб.
During the past thirty years, companies have recognized the consumer as the key driver for business and product success. This recognition has, in turn, generated its own drivers: sensory analysis and marketing research, leading first to a culture promoting the expert and then evolving into the systematic acquisition of consumer-relevant information to build businesses. Sensory and Consumer Research in Food Product Design and Development is the first book to present, from the business viewpoint, the critical issues faced by business leaders from both the research development and business development perspective. This popular volume, now in an updated and expanded second edition, presents a unique perspective afforded by the author team of Moskowitz, Beckley, and Resurreccion: three leading practitioners in the field who each possess both academic and business acumen. Newcomers to the field will be introduced to systematic experimentation at the very early stages, to newly emerging methods for data acquisition/knowledge development, and to points of view employed by successful food and beverage companies. The advanced reader will find new ideas, backed up by illustrative case histories, to provide another perspective on commonly encountered problems and their practical solutions. This book is aimed at professionals in all sectors of the food and beverage industry. Sensory and Consumer Research in Food Product Design and Development is especially important for those business and research professionals involved in the early stages of product development, where business opportunity is often the greatest.
Hamid Yeganeh Making Sense of Iranian Society, Culture, and Business Hamid Yeganeh Making Sense of Iranian Society, Culture, and Business Новинка

Hamid Yeganeh Making Sense of Iranian Society, Culture, and Business

4389 руб.
Iran represents a large and emerging economy with a strategic location extending from the Persian Gulf to Central Asia, a huge consumer market, tremendous natural resources, and numerous petrochemical and manufacturing industries, which require heavy investment and development. Understanding the Iranian business environment requires a holistic approach because in Iran society, culture, religion, economy, politics, and family are intimately intertwined. Therefore, this book adopts a broad scope and relies on a wide range of academic and professional resources to bring insights into the Iranian context. The author bridges theory and practice by offering a reasonable blend of academic perspective and practical expertise. He offers an analytical, readable, comprehensive, and impartial account. This book is a valuable reference for business managers, investors, analysts, policy makers, scholars, students, expatriates, travelers, and all those who are concerned with the Iranian affairs.
Anne Green Changing France. Literature and Material Culture in the Second Empire Anne Green Changing France. Literature and Material Culture in the Second Empire Новинка

Anne Green Changing France. Literature and Material Culture in the Second Empire

5877 руб.
The French Second Empire (1852-70) was a time of exceptionally rapid social, industrial and technological change. French literature also underwent fundamental changes during this period as writers embraced 'modernity' and incorporated new technologies, fashions and inventions into their work. Focusing on cultural areas such as exhibitions, transport, food, dress and photography, 'Changing France' shows how apparently trivial aspects of modern life provided Second Empire writers with a versatile means of thinking about deeper issues. This volume brings literature and material culture together to reveal how writing itself changed as writers recognised the extraordinarily rich possibilities of expression opened up to them by the changing material world.
Leah Middlebrook Imperial Lyric. New Poetry and New Subjects in Early Modern Spain Leah Middlebrook Imperial Lyric. New Poetry and New Subjects in Early Modern Spain Новинка

Leah Middlebrook Imperial Lyric. New Poetry and New Subjects in Early Modern Spain

6727 руб.
Present scholarly conversations about early European and global modernity have yet to acknowledge fully the significance of Spain and Spanish cultural production. Poetry and ideology in early modern Spain form the backdrop for Imperial Lyric, which seeks to address this shortcoming. Based on readings of representative poems by eight Peninsular writers, Imperial Lyric demonstrates that the lyric was a crucial site for the negotiation of masculine identity as Spain's noblemen were alternately cajoled and coerced into abandoning their identifications with images of the medieval hero and assuming instead the posture of subjects. The book thus demonstrates the importance of Peninsular letters to our understanding of shifting ideologies of the self, language, and the state that mark watersheds for European and American modernity. At the same time, this book aims to complicate the historicizing turn we have taken in the field of early modern studies by considering a threshold of modernity that was specific to poetry, one that was inscribed in Spanish culture when the genre of lyric poetry attained a certain kind of prestige at the expense of epic. Imperial Lyric breaks striking new ground in the field of early modern studies.
Watanabe Wade O. Practical Flatfish Culture and Stock Enhancement Watanabe Wade O. Practical Flatfish Culture and Stock Enhancement Новинка

Watanabe Wade O. Practical Flatfish Culture and Stock Enhancement

20113.47 руб.
Practical Flatfish Culture and Stock Enhancement is a key reference on culture methods, offering both practical applications and essential biological information. Throughout the text, the culture and stock enhancement issues are treated simultaneously, integrating these two perspectives. By looking to the outcomes of hatchery culture methods, including the economics and fish behavior, Practical Flatfish Culture and Stock Enhancement is a valuable tool in making management decisions. With chapters on disease diagnosis and treatment, culture methods for a number of specific species, and the use of flatfish as model organisms in laboratory settings, Practical Flatfish Culture and Stock Enhancement comprehensively covers the subject of culture and stock enhancement. The book is especially useful for aquaculture professionals, industry personnel, researchers, biologists, and aquaculture and fisheries management students.
Bryce Traister Female Piety and the Invention of American Puritanism Bryce Traister Female Piety and the Invention of American Puritanism Новинка

Bryce Traister Female Piety and the Invention of American Puritanism

3977 руб.
Female Piety and the Invention of American Puritanism reconsiders the standard critical view that women's religious experiences were either silent consent or hostile response to mainstream Puritan institutions. In this groundbreaking new approach to American Puritanism, Bryce Traister asks how gendered understandings of authentic religious experience contributed to the development of seventeenth-century religious culture and to the "post-religious" historiography of Puritanism in secular modernity. He argues that women were neither marginal nor hostile to the theological and cultural ambitions of seventeenth-century New England religious culture and, indeed, that radicalized female piety was in certain key respects the driving force of New England Puritan culture. Uncovering the feminine interiority of New England Protestantism, Female Piety and the Invention of American Puritanism positions itself against prevalent historical arguments about the rise of secularism in the modern West. Traister demonstrates that female spirituality became a principal vehicle through which Puritan identity became both absorbed within and foundational for pre-national secular culture. Engaging broadly with debates about religion and secularization, national origins and transnational unsettlements, and gender and cultural authority, this is a foundational reconsideration both of American Puritanism itself and of "American Puritanism" as it has been understood in relation to se...
Aurel Codoban Body, Image and Relationship Aurel Codoban Body, Image and Relationship Новинка

Aurel Codoban Body, Image and Relationship

2648 руб.
This book is built around the generally endorsed view that communication has gained a leading place in contemporary culture. The first chapter tries to show that if the body is winning the battle against its soul, it does so in communication only as an image. The second chapter contends that image conquers text, but that behind this image lays the digital texture of codes and programs. The third chapter claims that in communication, being in a relationship becomes more important than the transmission of information, but that in this way the subjective identities of those who communicate tend to be dissolved. And the fourth chapter argues that, consequently, practices and theoretical models of communication are moving from persuasion to manipulation and seduction. The core idea of the fifth chapter is that we live, for better or for worse, in a culture in which communication has taken the place of knowledge: just as modernity culture overrated knowledge, our culture overstates communication. That is why the last chapter, the sixth, is seeking for an ounce of wisdom in a too loquacious culture of communication and in which no one can shut it.
Oliver Borszik The Palestinian Hamas between islamic religious tradition and modernity Oliver Borszik The Palestinian Hamas between islamic religious tradition and modernity Новинка

Oliver Borszik The Palestinian Hamas between islamic religious tradition and modernity

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Scientific Essay from the year 2006 in the subject Orientalism / Sinology - Islamic Studies, grade: eins, University of Hamburg (Asien Afrika Institut), course: Radical Islam, 24 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The article deals with the following questions: what does modernity mean for Hamas in the Middle East and how is Hamas responding to the extensive social and political changes and challenges of modern times? To which extent do significant inconsistencies result from the Islamist movement's forceful adherence to the Islamic religious tradition (naql) on the one side and the diversity of modernity's manifestations on the other side? In many respects, Hamas as a radical movement has to do with modernity revealing itself for the Palestinians in the Middle East. For Hamas, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is, above all, a conflict with modernity. In this conflict, Hamas, on the one hand, acts as an adaptive, modern movement. On the other hand, it reveals its radical nature, claiming the indisputable monopoly on the interpretation of the Islamic religious tradition.While attempting to bring the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations back to the starting point after the 1967 war - after the unsuccessful period of unequal and unilateral negotiations between the Israelis and Arafats Fatah - Hamas aims at improving the fate of the Palestinian people by establishing an Islamic system (nizām islāmī). This is precisely the main preoccupation of the movem...
Judy L. Chan The Patient Paradigm Shifts. Profiling the New Healthcare Consumer Judy L. Chan The Patient Paradigm Shifts. Profiling the New Healthcare Consumer Новинка

Judy L. Chan The Patient Paradigm Shifts. Profiling the New Healthcare Consumer

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The Patient Paradigm Shifts tells readers everything successful businesses need to know about the powerful new healthcare consumer. The dynamics of healthcare are shifting the patient paradigm in dramatic ways. The former patient is now both a consumer and a customer. The mantra of this new consumer is "convenient, fast, simple, and high value." Their expectations for healthcare are similar to what they experience in other industries such as transportation, banking, short-stay rental housing, retail shopping online, same-day deliveries, and more. Smart mobile devices enable the customer to conduct transactions at any place and at any time, and without waiting in line. Healthcare providers need to offer customer service experiences similar to Apple, Amazon, Nordstrom, and other benchmark companies in order to stay competitive. The mindset of the new patient-turned-consumer has fundamentally shifted and there is no looking back. Anyone connected to healthcare needs to learn the profiles of the new consumer, better understand their behaviors, and comprehend their expectations as customers who have a choice. The Patient Paradigm Shifts tells you everything a successful business needs to know about the powerful new healthcare consumer.
Steven Sowma Online Consumer Information Search Behavior and the Source Site Target Codification Model Steven Sowma Online Consumer Information Search Behavior and the Source Site Target Codification Model Новинка

Steven Sowma Online Consumer Information Search Behavior and the Source Site Target Codification Model

5027 руб.
Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2009 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, Union Institute & University, course: Consumer-Web Behavior, Online Search Behavior, Online Cognition, Online Marketing, language: English, abstract: Despite the prevalent use of the Web for consumer information searches, very little is known about this behavior or the influences that individual and contextual factors may have on it. Moreover, no methodology exists for comprehensively measuring the complex array of behaviors that occur during a consumer Web session. Accordingly, a lab experiment, a contrived online product search-and-purchase task, was used to determine how these factors influence search behavior and purchase outcomes. Purchase contexts were manipulated by variations in task instructions. A survey was used to measure individual traits. A newly proposed measurement schema, the Source Site Target codification model, was used to quantify session-wide Web behaviors-leading to a variety of original findings. Contrary to past research, education was a non-factor and women outperformed men across online search behaviors. Age was negatively associated with consumer Web searches. Contrastingly, Web experience and search skill were positively associated with consumer Web searches, whereas purchase experience was negatively associated with consumer Web searches. Individual and contextual derivations of involvem...
Ann Brooks, Lionel Wee Consumption. Comparing Singapore with Asian and Western Cities Ann Brooks, Lionel Wee Consumption. Comparing Singapore with Asian and Western Cities Новинка

Ann Brooks, Lionel Wee Consumption. Comparing Singapore with Asian and Western Cities

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'Consumption, Cities and States' examines the fascinating intersection of consumption, citizenship and the state in a cross-section of global cities in Asia and the West. It focuses on a number of theoretical and empirical analyses: developing and amplifying the intersection of consumption, citizenship and the state in late modernity in relation to a range of cities; examining the concept of the global city as an 'aspirational' category for cities in Asia and the West; and considering case studies which highlight the intersection of consumption and the state. As Ann Brooks and Lionel Wee demonstrate, the interface between citizen status and consumer activity proves a crucial point of analysis in the light of the neoliberal assertion that individuals and institutions perform at their best within a free market economy.
Philip Kotler Spend Shift. How the Post-Crisis Values Revolution Is Changing the Way We Buy, Sell, and Live Philip Kotler Spend Shift. How the Post-Crisis Values Revolution Is Changing the Way We Buy, Sell, and Live Новинка

Philip Kotler Spend Shift. How the Post-Crisis Values Revolution Is Changing the Way We Buy, Sell, and Live

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Gold Medal Winner, General Business, 2012 Axiom Business Book Awards Understanding the post-crisis consumer In Spend Shift, John Gerzema, world-renowned expert on consumer values, and Pulitzer prizewinning author Michael D'Antonio document the rise of a vibrant, values-driven post-recession economy. To tell the story of this movement, the authors travel to large cities and small towns across eight bellwether states, to examine the value shifts sweeping the nation. Through in-depth observation, proprietary data from Young & Rubicam, and interviews with experts, the authors analyze the changing consumer psyche, document the five shifting values and consumer behaviors that are remaking America and the world, and explain what it means to businesses and leaders. Explores a movement in society where the majority of American consumers are embracing both value and values Shows how post-crisis consumer expectations and behaviors will drive business decisions Draws on interviews with CEOs and entrepreneurs to reveal how companies like Ford and Etsy are reconnecting with the post-crisis consumer Compelling and insightful, Spend Shift is essential reading for anyone interested in how values are changing and how businesses can connect with consumers after the recession.
Jeffrey Goldfarb C. Reinventing Political Culture. The Power of Culture versus the Culture of Power Jeffrey Goldfarb C. Reinventing Political Culture. The Power of Culture versus the Culture of Power Новинка

Jeffrey Goldfarb C. Reinventing Political Culture. The Power of Culture versus the Culture of Power

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The way people think and act politically is not set in stone. People can and do change the fundamental cultural contours of their political situation. Their political culture does not only restrict imagination and action – it is also a resource for political creativity and invention. In Reinventing Political Culture, this resource is uncovered and explored. Analyzed as a tension between the power of culture and the culture of power, the concept of political culture is reinvented and applied to understanding the practice of people transforming their own political culture in very different circumstances. Three instances of such reinvention are closely examined: one historic, during the twilight of the Soviet empire; one actively in process and actively opposed, ‘the Obama revolution'; and one an apparent distant dream, the power of culture and the culture of power that would avoid ‘the clash of civilizations' in the Middle East. In accessible and engaging prose, Goldfarb clearly and forcefully presents students and scholars of sociology, comparative politics, and cultural studies with an original position on political culture, showing how the political cultures of our times pose not only grave dangers, but also opportunities for creative alternatives.
Phunsri Siwat The Effect Of Global Branding Strategies On Consumer Values And Needs Phunsri Siwat The Effect Of Global Branding Strategies On Consumer Values And Needs Новинка

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5277 руб.
The most significant challenge of global brand is not only to overcome the distinction of consumers in global markets which can be completely varied and complex but also be able to build strong brand equity. Therefore, applying effective strategies will provide competitive advantages for a firm to overcome this issue. Global brand strategies should be satisfied consumer values and needs because consumer values and needs are different and can be change over times.
Kit Yarrow Decoding the New Consumer Mind. How and Why We Shop and Buy Kit Yarrow Decoding the New Consumer Mind. How and Why We Shop and Buy Новинка

Kit Yarrow Decoding the New Consumer Mind. How and Why We Shop and Buy

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Take a glimpse into the mind of the modern consumer A decade of swift and stunning change has profoundly affected the psychology of how, when, and why we shop and buy. In Decoding the New Consumer Mind, award-winning consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow shares surprising insights about the new motivations and behaviors of shoppers, taking marketers where they need to be today: into the deeply psychological and often unconscious relationships that people have with products, retailers, marketing communications, and brands. Drawing on hundreds of consumer interviews and shop-alongs, Yarrow reveals the trends that define our transformed behavior. For example, when we shop we show greater emotionality, hunting for more intense experiences and seeking relief and distraction online. A profound sense of isolation and individualism shapes the way we express ourselves and connect with brands and retailers. Neurological research even suggests that our brains are rewired, altering what we crave, how we think, and where our attention goes. Decoding the New Consumer Mind provides marketers with practical ways to tap into this new consumer psychology, and Yarrow shows how to combine technology and innovation to enhance brand image; win love and loyalty through authenticity and integrity; put the consumer’s needs and preferences front and center; and deliver the most emotionally intense, yet uncomplicated, experience possible. Armed with Yarrow’s strategies, marketers will be able to connect more effectively with consumers—driving profit and success across the organization.
CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety) Essential Practices for Creating, Strengthening, and Sustaining Process Safety Culture CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety) Essential Practices for Creating, Strengthening, and Sustaining Process Safety Culture Новинка

CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety) Essential Practices for Creating, Strengthening, and Sustaining Process Safety Culture

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An essential guide that offers an understanding of and the practices needed to assess and strengthen process safety culture Essential Practices for Developing, Strengthening and Implementing Process Safety Culture presents a much-needed guide for understanding an organization's working culture and contains information on why a good culture is essential for safe, cost-effective, and high-quality operations. The text defines process safety culture and offers information on a safety culture’s history, organizational impact and benefits, and the role that leadership plays at all levels of an organization. In addition, the book outlines the core principles needed to assess and strengthen process safety culture such as: maintain a sense of vulnerability; combat normalization of deviance; establish an imperative for safety; perform valid, timely, hazard and risk assessments; ensure open and frank communications; learn and advance the culture. This important guide also reviews leadership standards within the organizational structure, warning signs of cultural degradation and remedies, as well as the importance of using diverse methods over time to assess culture. This vital resource: Provides an overview for understanding an organization's working culture Offers guidance on why a good culture is essential for safe, cost-effective, and high quality operations Includes down-to-earth advice for recognizing, assessing, strengthening and sustaining a good process safety culture Contains illustrative examples and cases studies, and references to literature, codes, and standards Written for corporate, business and line managers, engineers, and process safety professionals interested in excellent performance for their organization, Essential Practices for Developing, Strengthening and Implementing Process Safety Culture is the go-to reference for implementing and keeping in place a culture of safety.
Gary Burns A Companion to Popular Culture Gary Burns A Companion to Popular Culture Новинка

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A Companion to Popular Culture is a landmark survey of contemporary research in popular culture studies that offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field. Includes over two dozen essays covering the spectrum of popular culture studies from food to folklore and from TV to technology Features contributions from established and up-and-coming scholars from a range of disciplines Offers a detailed history of the study of popular culture Balances new perspectives on the politics of culture with in-depth analysis of topics at the forefront of popular culture studies
Gerlach Tabea Is brand personality reflected via brand relationship. Gerlach Tabea Is brand personality reflected via brand relationship. Новинка

Gerlach Tabea Is brand personality reflected via brand relationship.

4252 руб.
In a time where markets are marked by the exchangability of products, the question is how can marketers create powerful brands in establishing a long-term connection with the brand. The following thesis is seeking to provide empirical support for the determinants of strong brand connections by testing a series of hypotheses using an experimental research approach with 130 participants. The thesis didn't find support for the direct impact of a match between brand-and consumer personality (consumer-brand congruence) on the brand connection. However the findings indicate that the other determinants like involvement, investment and satisfaction with the brand influence brand connection. Involvement stands for the relevance of the brand to the consumer based on his fundamental value system. Therefore if the brand personality incoporates the consumer's own value system, he is more likely to connect to the brand. Furthermore a consumer is more likely to invest in a brand that is closer to his own self and his fundemental value system. Thirdly a consumer that is satisfied with the brand is more like to identify with the brand, leading to a stronger brand relationship. The paper conceptually introduces brand-consumer congruence and the other determinants of the brand connection. Never the less due to its findings it challenges the concept of brand-consumer congruence.
Craig Browne Habermas and Giddens on Praxis and Modernity. A Constructive Comparison Craig Browne Habermas and Giddens on Praxis and Modernity. A Constructive Comparison Новинка

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In Habermas and Giddens on Praxis and Modernity Craig Browne investigates how two of the most important and influential contemporary social theorists have sought to develop the modernist visions of the constitution of society through the autonomous actions of subjects. Comparing Habermas’s and Giddens’s conceptions of the constitution of society, interpretations of the social-structural impediments to subjects’ autonomy and attempts to delineate potentials for progressive social change within contemporary society, Browne draws on his own work, which has extended aspects of the social theorists’ approach to modernity. Despite the criticisms developed over the course of the book, Habermas and Giddens are found to be two of the most important theorists of democratization and social democracy, the dynamics of capitalist modernity and their paradoxes, social practices and reflexivity, and the foundations of social theory in the problem of the relationship of social action and social structure.
Ulrike Schneeberg Making Boys and Girls in Picturebooks with Monsters Ulrike Schneeberg Making Boys and Girls in Picturebooks with Monsters Новинка

Ulrike Schneeberg Making Boys and Girls in Picturebooks with Monsters

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Monsters are ubiquitous in children's culture, including picturebooks. Monsters represent the mischievous and wild side of a global market for children's consumer products that is contrasted by hyper-feminized and sanitized dolls, such as Barbie and Disney Princess. In picturebooks, typically marketed to children aged four to eight, the strong presence of monstrous characters may reflect a synonymous use of the words 'child' and 'monster' in everyday speech. The suggested affiliation or even interchangeability of monster and child in picturebooks is particularly perplexing when compared to the regular relationship between monster and human character in 'grown-up' culture, which threatens the very essence of humanity - and which is therefore of paramount importance to understanding what it means to be human in that culture. While the field of monster studies in the humanities is thriving, this is the first study of the omnipresence of monsters in children's culture and the markedly different relation between child and monster. Examining 65 English language picturebooks from the last 50 years, the author explores the textual conditions and functions of monsters in relation to the term 'child'. The focus lies on the mechanisms and effects of gender constructions within these narratives.
Neher Gabriele Gender and the City before Modernity Neher Gabriele Gender and the City before Modernity Новинка

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Gender and the City before Modernity presents a series of multi-disciplinary readings that explore issues relating to the role of gender in a variety of cities of the ancient, medieval, and early modern worlds. Presents an inter-disciplinary collection of readings that reveal new insights into the intersection of gender, temporality, and urban space Features a wide geographical and methodological range Includes numerous illustrations to enhance clarity
James Wilce M. Crying Shame. Metaculture, Modernity, and the Exaggerated Death of Lament James Wilce M. Crying Shame. Metaculture, Modernity, and the Exaggerated Death of Lament Новинка

James Wilce M. Crying Shame. Metaculture, Modernity, and the Exaggerated Death of Lament

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Building on ethnographic fieldwork and extensive historical evidence, Crying Shame analyzes lament across thousands of years and nearly every continent. Explores the enduring power of lament: expressing grief through crying songs, often in a collective ritual context Draws on the author’s extensive ethnographic fieldwork, and unique long-term engagement and participation in the phenomenon Offers a startling new perspective on the nature of modernity and postmodernity An important addition to growing literature on cultural globalization
Cameron Kim S. Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture. Based on the Competing Values Framework Cameron Kim S. Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture. Based on the Competing Values Framework Новинка

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The Third Edition of this key resource provides a means of understanding and changing organizational culture in order to make organizations more effective. It provides validated instruments for diagnosing organizational culture and management competency; a theoretical framework (competing values) for understanding organizational culture; and a systematic strategy and methodology for changing organizational culture and personal behavior. New edition includes online versions of the MSAI and OCAI assessments and new discussions of the implications of national cultural profiles.
Robert McGuffin Consumer loyalty to electricity suppliers. Factors affecting consumer behaviour Robert McGuffin Consumer loyalty to electricity suppliers. Factors affecting consumer behaviour Новинка

Robert McGuffin Consumer loyalty to electricity suppliers. Factors affecting consumer behaviour

5739 руб.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, , course: Bachelor of Business in Management Applications, language: English, abstract: This study was conducted to investigate consumer behaviour and attitudes in relation to remaining with or switching electricity supplier. Secondary research in the form of a literature review examines the history, development and understanding of the factors which affect consumer behaviour in general. Primary research explores consumer behaviour, attitudes and understanding in relation to electricity suppliers.Primary research was conducted in two phases. Phase one involved 100 consumer surveys using an online distribution method. Phase two involved conducting fifteen interviews with local household electricity consumers. This investigation found that the main decision to remain with or switch electricity supplier came down to cost. Trust in electrical supplier's claims was shown to have an effect on choice. Recommendations by family, friends and colleagues also had an impact. The main influences found included switching, combination supply deals, environmental considerations and payment methods etc. Furthermore the research has shown that there is high potential for the electricity supply industry to improve marketing associated with switching and should include information on regulations and responsibilities.The research included in this paper...
David Buckingham The Material Child. Growing up in Consumer Culture David Buckingham The Material Child. Growing up in Consumer Culture Новинка

David Buckingham The Material Child. Growing up in Consumer Culture

5562.12 руб.
Children today are growing up in an increasingly commercialised world. But should we see them as victims of manipulative marketing, or as competent participants in consumer culture? The Material Child provides a comprehensive critical overview of debates about children’s changing engagement with the commercial market. It moves from broad overviews of the theory and history of children’s consumption to insightful case studies of key areas such as obesity, sexualisation, children’s broadcasting and education. In the process, it challenges much of the received wisdom about the effects of advertising and marketing, arguing for a more balanced account that locates children’s consumption within a broader analysis of social relationships, for example within the family and the peer group. While refuting the popular view of children as incompetent and vulnerable consumers that is adopted by many campaigners, it also rejects the easy celebration of consumption as an expression of children’s power and autonomy. Written by one of the leading international scholars in the field, The Material Child will be of interest to students, researchers and policy-makers, as well as parents, teachers and others who work directly with children.
State and Culture in Postcolonial Africa. Enchantings State and Culture in Postcolonial Africa. Enchantings Новинка

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How has the state impacted culture and cultural production in Africa? How has culture challenged and transformed the state and our understandings of its nature, functions, and legitimacy? Compelled by complex realities on the ground as well as interdisciplinary scholarly debates on the state-culture dynamic, senior scholars and emerging voices examine the intersections of the state, culture, and politics in postcolonial Africa in this lively and wide-ranging volume. The coverage here is continental and topics include literature, politics, philosophy, music, religion, theatre, film, television, sports, child trafficking, journalism, city planning, and architecture. Together, the essays provide an energetic and nuanced portrait of the cultural forms of politics and the political forms of culture in contemporary Africa.
Religion and Magic in Socialist and Post-Socialist Contexts II. Baltic, Eastern European, and Post-USSR Case Studies Religion and Magic in Socialist and Post-Socialist Contexts II. Baltic, Eastern European, and Post-USSR Case Studies Новинка

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Religion and magic have often played important roles in Baltic, Eastern European, and post- USSR societies like those in Russia, Romania, Serbia, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, and Estonia. Taken together, the studies presented in this collection suggest that the idea that religion and magic are connected to each other in some consistent, universal way may be nothing more than a reminiscence from nineteenth century anthropology. Further, these studies challenge another part of anthropology's historical legacy: the idea that magic is something that modernity and modernization will transcend. Rather, these studies suggest instead that magic is a form of work that brings modernity into being and helps render it intelligible to those who find themselves engaged in its creation. This volume brings together historical (pre- and post-1989), ethnographic, and areal studies which look at the divergent roles of state, culture, society, tradition, and the individual in enactments of magic and religion. Assessing the role magic and religion have played in the countries of Eastern Europe and beyond before and after the Cold War, it is an absorbing read for scholars of anthropology and history as well as ethnology.
Max A. Smith The .Glocalization. of Mobile Telephony in West and Central Africa. Consumer Appropriation and Corporate Acculturation: A Case Study in Cameroon and Guinea-Conakry Max A. Smith The .Glocalization. of Mobile Telephony in West and Central Africa. Consumer Appropriation and Corporate Acculturation: A Case Study in Cameroon and Guinea-Conakry Новинка

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4177 руб.
This book examines the ‘glocalization’ – the adaptation of a global telecommunication technology to local particularities – in West and Central Africa. Through case studies in Cameroon and Guinea, the research presented evinces how local agency leads to the appropriation of mobile telephony, and the extent to which telecommunication companies acculturate their marketing strategies to consumer preferences and local realities. The book interrogates the presumptive neutrality of technology and presents evidence of agency superseding supposedly fixed limitations of use for mobile phones. In opposition to the notion of an Africa ‘lagging’ behind, the book also nuances the development discourse so often associated with the ‘leapfrog’ and spread of mobile telephony south of the Sahara. Overall, this study highlights ways in which agency leads to modernity being refracted locally in West and Central Africa and reflects on the tension at play between ‘globalizers’ and ‘globalized’.
Jose Causadias M. The Handbook of Culture and Biology Jose Causadias M. The Handbook of Culture and Biology Новинка

Jose Causadias M. The Handbook of Culture and Biology

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A comprehensive guide to empirical and theoretical research advances in culture and biology interplay Culture and biology are considered as two domains of equal importance and constant coevolution, although they have traditionally been studied in isolation. The Handbook of Culture and Biology is a comprehensive resource that focuses on theory and research in culture and biology interplay. This emerging field centers on how these two processes have evolved together, how culture, biology, and environment influence each other, and how they shape behavior, cognition, and development among humans and animals across multiple levels, types, timeframes, and domains of analysis. The text provides an overview of current empirical and theoretical advances in culture and biology interplay research through the work of some of the most influential scholars in the field. Harnessing insights from a range of disciplines (e.g., biology, neuroscience, primatology, psychology) and research methods (experiments, genetic epidemiology, naturalistic observations, neuroimaging), it explores diverse topics including animal culture, cultural genomics, and neurobiology of cultural experiences. The authors also advance the field by discussing key challenges and limitations in current research. The Handbook of Culture and Biology is an important resource that: Gathers related research areas into the single, cohesive field of culture and biology interplay Offers a unique and comprehensive collection from leading and influential scholars Contains information from a wide range of disciplines and research methods Introduces well-validated and coherently articulated conceptual frameworks Written for scholars in the field, this handbook brings together related areas of research and theory that have traditionally been disjointed into the single, cohesive field of culture and biology interplay.
Erik Renaud Fisher Investments on Consumer Discretionary Erik Renaud Fisher Investments on Consumer Discretionary Новинка

Erik Renaud Fisher Investments on Consumer Discretionary

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This installment of the Fisher Investments On series is a comprehensive guide to the Consumer Discretionary industry—which includes companies such as auto manufacturers, homebuilders, sports equipment manufacturers, hotel developers and operators, cruise lines, retail websites, and department stores, to name just a few. This reliable guide can help you in making top-down investment decisions specifically for the Consumer Discretionary sector. It shows how to determine better times to invest in Consumer Discretionary, which Consumer Discretionary industries and sub-industries are likelier to do best, and how individual stocks can benefit in various environments. The global Consumer Discretionary sector is complex, covering many sub-industries and countries with unique characteristics. Using the framework detailed in this book, you can learn to be better equipped to identify their differences, spot opportunities, and avoid major pitfalls. Given the vast market landscape and diverse geographic operations, it is vital to maintain a global perspective when investing in the Consumer Discretionary sector. This invaluable resource provides the tools that can help you understand and analyze opportunities both in the United States and abroad within this diverse sector. For more information, visit www.consumerdiscretionary.fisherinvestments.com. About Fisher Investments Press Fisher Investments Press brings the research, analysis, and market intelligence of Fisher Investments' research team, headed by CEO and New York Times bestselling author Ken Fisher, to all investors. The Press covers a range of investing and market-related topics for a wide audience—from novices to enthusiasts to professionals.
Jian Bi Sensory Discrimination Tests and Measurements. Sensometrics in Sensory Evaluation Jian Bi Sensory Discrimination Tests and Measurements. Sensometrics in Sensory Evaluation Новинка

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Sensory testing and measurement are the main functions of sensory analysis. In recent years, the sensory and consumer field has evolved to include both difference testing and similarity testing, and new sensory discrimination methods such as the tetrads have received more attention in the literature. This second edition of Sensory Discrimination Tests and Measurements is updated throughout and responds to these changes and includes: A wide range of sensory measurements: Measurements of sensory effect (d', R-index and Gini-index); Measurements of performance of trained sensory panel (Intraclass correlation coefficients and Cronbach?s coefficient alpha); Measurements of relative importance of correlated sensory and consumer attributes (drivers of consumer liking or purchase intent); Measurements of consumer emotions and psychographics; Measurements of time-intensity; Measurements of sensory thresholds; Measurements of sensory risk with negative sensory effects (Benchmark Dose, BMD, methodology) Measurements of sensory shelf life (SSL). A balanced introduction of sensory discrimination tests including difference tests and similarity tests. Bayesian approach to sensory discrimination tests. Modified and multiple-sample discrimination tests. Replicated discrimination tests using the beta-binomial (BB), corrected beta-binomial (CBB), and Dirichlet-multinomial (DM) models. Sensory discrimination methods including the tetrads and the ?M+N?. R and S-Plus codes for all the measurements and tests introduced in the book. Mainly intended for researchers and practitioners in the sensory and consumer field, the book is a useful reference for modern sensory analysis and consumer research, especially for sensometrics.
Keith Hertling Life Lessons on Leadership, Coaching and Culture Keith Hertling Life Lessons on Leadership, Coaching and Culture Новинка

Keith Hertling Life Lessons on Leadership, Coaching and Culture

1264 руб.
Great companies know that attracting and retaining the best people requires having a great business culture in place.Keith Hertling, a lifelong leader and the vice president of leadership, coaching and culture for Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems, the popular sandwich chain, explores how to create and maintain a great culture in this guide for business owners, managers, and employees.In revealing how Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems has built a stellar, worldwide brand, he provides insights on:creating a leadership and culture plan;inspiring teams to rethink how they approach work;conducting interviews and hiring the right staff; andadapting tactics to different learning styles.Discover how Jersey Mike's has become a world-class company, and follow in its footsteps to build a top-performing team with Life Lessons on Leadership, Coaching and Culture.
Avinash Kapoor Consumer Experiences and Emotion Management Avinash Kapoor Consumer Experiences and Emotion Management Новинка

Avinash Kapoor Consumer Experiences and Emotion Management

4477 руб.
Emotions can organize cognitive processes or disorganize them, be active or passive, lead to adaptation, or maladaptation. Consumers may be conscious of their emotions or may be motivated by unconscious emotions. The emotions in combined form with different intensities have an adaptive significance in consumers' life. Further, the challenges that marketers and researchers face in today's global markets are to understand the expression of the emotions or consumer emotional experience. The purpose of this book is to emphasize the value of emotions and explore mental behavioral and emotional dimensions that affect consumers of all age groups, societies, and cultures. This book is an excellent reference for students, executives, marketers, researchers, and trainers. It includes the different elements of emotion, evidence of how emotions govern and organize consumer life, and emotion and individual functioning, including psychological disorders and well being.
Rod Baxter Cultural Engagement for Success Handbook. Define Culture - Create Culture - Celebrate Culture Rod Baxter Cultural Engagement for Success Handbook. Define Culture - Create Culture - Celebrate Culture Новинка

Rod Baxter Cultural Engagement for Success Handbook. Define Culture - Create Culture - Celebrate Culture

1777 руб.
This is a guide to cultural engagement for success, designed for leaders and managers of all levels in every industry. The cultural engagement handbook combines elements of culture strategy, culture models, culture assessment, culture planning, and initiatives to transform the culture to an engaged and high-performing one. This handbook provides guidance through a simple seven-step approach called SUCCESS: Step One - Set the Culture Strategy; Step Two - Understand the Current Culture; Step Three - Consider the Culture Gaps; Step Four - Create the Culture Plan; Step Five - Execute the Culture Plan; Step Six - Sustain Cultural Engagement; Step Seven - Salute Cultural Engagement. Employing this seven-step approach results in successful development and execution of a culture strategy, culminating in an engaged, high-performing culture. With the purchase of the cultural engagement handbook, the reader has access to a downloadable file containing all templates referenced in the handbook.

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An essential guide that offers an understanding of and the practices needed to assess and strengthen process safety culture Essential Practices for Developing, Strengthening and Implementing Process Safety Culture presents a much-needed guide for understanding an organization's working culture and contains information on why a good culture is essential for safe, cost-effective, and high-quality operations. The text defines process safety culture and offers information on a safety culture’s history, organizational impact and benefits, and the role that leadership plays at all levels of an organization. In addition, the book outlines the core principles needed to assess and strengthen process safety culture such as: maintain a sense of vulnerability; combat normalization of deviance; establish an imperative for safety; perform valid, timely, hazard and risk assessments; ensure open and frank communications; learn and advance the culture. This important guide also reviews leadership standards within the organizational structure, warning signs of cultural degradation and remedies, as well as the importance of using diverse methods over time to assess culture. This vital resource: Provides an overview for understanding an organization's working culture Offers guidance on why a good culture is essential for safe, cost-effective, and high quality operations Includes down-to-earth advice for recognizing, assessing, strengthening and sustaining a good process safety culture Contains illustrative examples and cases studies, and references to literature, codes, and standards Written for corporate, business and line managers, engineers, and process safety professionals interested in excellent performance for their organization, Essential Practices for Developing, Strengthening and Implementing Process Safety Culture is the go-to reference for implementing and keeping in place a culture of safety.
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