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Consumer Culture


This is a full-time course during the first five weeks of the semester, starting August 30th.

Course information

•  Syllabus Autumn 2021

•  Reading list Autumn 2021

Course description

This course offer students an opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of the emergence of consumer culture as a phenomenon and research area. During lectures and seminars, we will cover key concepts, theories and models within the research area of consumer culture and demonstrate how consumer culture research can be used to interrogate and analyse different consumption phenomena. The course consists of four parts that interrogate some of the key developments in contemporary consumer culture. The first part introduces consumer culture as field and research area and presents key concepts. The second part deals with consumer culture and globalisation. The third part addresses the consumer culture and digitalisation and the fourth part focuses on the consumer culture and ethical consumption.

How to apply

Students at Service Management: Apply through LADOK at Studentportalen. Information about the application will be sent out to our students before Summer. 

Students at the Faculty of Social Sciences:
You apply through the Swedish application site Deadline is April 15th.
Log in using your LU student ID. First select Lund University in the drop-down menu and enter your LU login and password. You may be able to log in with your original ID from university admissions, but by proving you are a current student at LU you will avoid the application fee.

More information can be found at Graduate school at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Link to the Third Term Handbook at Graduate school