Ideology and Consumption: Culture Consuming Itself?
Monday 24 October 2016, 7-9pm
If capitalism constantly exploits us, then why do we seem to accept it as a natural fact? And why are there no ‘realistic’ alternatives on the horizon? This session will consider the role of ideology in shaping and distorting our perceptions of social reality. We’ll also think about how consumption shapes our identities and reproduces power relations. When the world around us seems to be teeming with ‘stuff’, why is it that we still don’t have enough?
This session is part of our Cultural Studies programme in partnership with the University of East London. For more information click here.