TMA 02 Introducing the Social Sciences
Concepts of the Seduced and the Repressed
Using the Book: Making Social lives ‘referencing’ reading chapter 1 and listing material and say what I need to use in my essay
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indicates we consume for self image. The text that bears references against choices within consumer society is the marxist/postmodernist theorist Zygmunt Bauman. I aim to conclude whether we get choice in a consumer society by looking at supermarkets. This will enable me to correctly identify how much choice...
Brief description on what a consumer society is?
Topics being discussed
Main points- The seduced
The repressed- Concepts by Zygmunt Bauman
Rich and the poor- social exclusion.
Campaigns against Tesco
Social scientist Zygmunt Bauman composed a theory identifying the divides within a consumer society using two named categories; ‘the ‘seduced’, who were described as those people able to fully participate within consumer society and included people who have a positive identity seen to be valued members...
just life’s essentials. Three social scientists -Zygmunt Bauman, Thorstein Veblen and Warren Susman - all have differing opinions when it comes to consumer choice and why we shop, so I’ll be putting forward all four concepts: ‘seduced’ and ‘repressed’, ‘conspicuous consumption’ and ‘performing-self’...
friends or visitors would physically see the extent of their social belonging and security through what they could afford.
In relation to this, Zygmunt Bauman (1988) furthered this theory by suggesting that we no longer live in an industrial society, but a consumer society. Just like the industrial society...
consumes rather than what is made” Clarify consumer society. Explain how different from industrial society. Outline will be discussing Bauman (1988) concept of Seduced and repressed and Susman (2003) slightly opposing view that gives limited choice and covers personality etc. Will discuss Supermarket monopoly...
• Consumer Society – choices and freedom
• Seduced and the Repressed
• Consuming uses and behaviour
• Baumans theories
• Supermarkets – how they seduce us
• Why big supermarkets can sell cheap goods and small shops can’t compete
• Repressed cant compete
• Conclusion –do we have freedom of...
plays a part in consumer society and to identify how divisions are made in society and why?
4. The seduced and repressed
To demonstrate how members of society fall into either the seduced or repressed category, and why?
To show that I have understood the question by analysing the...
Thorstein Veblen book The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899).
* How inequalities in consumer society are created.
* The seduced and the repressed according Zygmunt Bauman (1988).
* Exclusion of poor and praising of rich people.
* Wish to fit in, how it is used against consumers.
‘reflexive modernity thesis’. It primarily refers to the recent work of Ulrich Beck and Anthony Giddens and, to a lesser degree, to that of Scott Lash4 and Zygmunt 3 These two pitfalls correspond to what Bourdieu (1996: 49) calls two ‘symmetrical illusions’ that the sociologist should avoid, namely the illusion...
3. Consuming – discussion whether is it a choice or necessity and why.
4. Social divisions according to social scientists:
Concept of seduced and repressed
How big supermarkets affect small businesses
Concept of positive – sum game and zero – sum game...
Social Lives introduces us to social scientist Zygmunt Bauman (1988). He sees this consumer society as having two distinctive divisions: the seduced and the repressed. He believes that this consumer society is not an equal society, but rather an unequal one. Bauman states that choice and freedom are available...
Consumption and Class Anaysis On The Approaches Of Bourdieu and Bauman
All societies place emphasis on one structure which gives form to the total society and integrates all the other structures such as the family, voluntary association, caste, age, and sex groupings into a social unity. Social stratification...
social and financial circumstance pushed into particular consumer choices?
scientist Zygmunt Bauman argues that contemporary society can be split into two groups of consumers, the seduced and the repressed. Bauman believes that a consumer society promises choice and freedom to those who because of their...
prompted Zygmunt Baumann (cited in Hetherington, 2009) to replace the old class divisions with two different social categories: the seduced and the repressed. Zygmunt Bauman (1988) identifies two divisions that have been created by this change in society. These divisions are branded as the Seduced and the...
is a sign of social deprivation and degredation.”(Zygmunt Bauman)
“Being local in a globalized world is a sign of social deprivation and degredation”. In order to analyze this statement I feel that it is vital to understand what Bauman means when refering to a globalized world, what globalization...
gives people choices, examining social, economic, and geographic factors in relation to theories and concepts raised by social scientists such as Zygmunt Bauman, Thorstein Veblen and Warren Susman. It will use these theories to evaluate the real choices offered by supermarkets, which play a major role in...
influence of supermarkets and other commercial enterprises, which are trying to dominate the market and the affect they are having on societies.
Zygmunt Bauman, argues that we are now living in a predominantly consumerist society rather than an industrial society. Even though both societies show inequalities...
Seduced and the repressed
Following on from expenditure and individual and social issues in consuming, the seduced and repressed is a good way of explaining the claim that consumption reflects and shapes our lifestyle and identity and how this has changed over time. According to Zygmunt Bauman...
will outline how social division is created through consumption and the consequences of consuming. It will first outline what Zygmunt Bauman calls the seduced and the repressed and how people are divided in our society based on these terms. It will then show evidence to support these claims by looking...
the center of the city (Bauman, 9). Accordingly, Polish and Jewish sides were separated by a wall no higher than surrounding buildings, and so there was often little separating the two sides and some interactions on one side were likely to have been witnessed on the other (Bauman, 9). Many people have...
be discussed in essay (new divides caused by consumption)
1st Social Division: Bauman’s theory
- Introduce repressed (who, why)
- Introduce seduced (who, why)
- Counter argument (Bauman’s simplified theory)
2nd Social Division: zero-sum/positive-sum, Dennis Wrong
Environmental unsustainability / Vivienne Brown p.115
Discuss the role of the concepts of the seduced and repressed for understanding
the place of consumption in contemporary consumer society.
This essay will give two sides to Bauman’s concepts and address the implications...
common perspective of post-modernist religion is ‘there is a god who can’t do anything, there is a god who won’t do anything, or there isn’t a god.’ Zygmunt Bauman said post-modernity is the irretrievable loss of trust in the project of modernity and its ability to manage, enhance and fulfil human potential...
can be considered as no longer divided by social class, it is suggested that a division still exists, in particular by Zygmunt Bauman in what he describes as the seduced and the repressed. (Hetherington, 2009, p.25) Whilst there is more choice in a modern consumer society, he argues that this is only made...
Definition of consumption.
a) Historical background
3. Definition of concept of seduced and repressed society.
4. Place of consumption in contemporary consumer society.
5. Examples how both seduced and repressed lives interlink with consumption.
6. Different motives for shopping.
1967) Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (Anchor, 1959) Lewis Coser, The Functions of Social Conflict (Free Press, 1964) Zygmunt Bauman, Wasted Lives: Modernity and Its Outcasts (Polity, 2004) Eviatar Zerubavel, Social Mindscapes: An Invitation to Cognitive Sociology (Harvard, 1999)...
Introduction: Essay Content (100 words)
Para 1: Consumer Society (200 words)
Para 2: Zygmunt Bauman (1988) ‘seduced/repressed’ (200 words)
Para 3: Veblen’s (1899) ‘conspicuous consumption’ Susman’s (2003)‘performing-self’ (200 words)
Para 4: Helena Rimmer...
many shopping malls. This distinguishing mark has divided contemporary society. As Zygmunt Bauman and main concept of his theory about Consumer society says, there are two major groups – ‘the seduced’ and ‘the repressed’. Outright Bauman’s theory leads us to consider society in the context of winners...