Rachel Bowlby – Sad Hearts and Supermarkets



Lecture date: 1996-02-01

Rachel Bowlby discusses the ways in which consumers and consumerism have been represented in psychological and cultural criticism. Looking at essays by the poet, Randall Jarrell, including A Sad Heart at the Supermarket, she focuses in particular on the post-war critique of consumer society.

Rachel Bowlby is the author of several books on the history of consumer culture including ‘Just Looking’ and ‘Shopping with Freud’.

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