The semiotics of consumption

interpreting symbolic consumer behavior in popular culture and works of art by Morris B. Holbrook

Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter in Berlin, New York

Written in English
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  • Semiotics,
  • Consumer behavior,
  • Popular culture

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-351) and index.

Statementby Morris B. Holbrook, Elizabeth C. Hirschman.
SeriesApproaches to semiotics ;, 110
ContributionsHirschman, Elizabeth.
LC ClassificationsP99 .H59 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 365 p. ;
Number of Pages365
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1741294M
ISBN 103110134918
LC Control Number92047431

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