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Consumption and the Philosophy of Denim

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Speaker(s): Professor Daniel Miller

Recorded on 31 October 2012 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House.

What can we learn from the study of consumption? How can this contribute to wider issues in social science and even philosophy? How does this change our perspective on economic issues? These questions are explored through a simple question – why, in most countries, do half the population on any given day wear denim blue jeans?

Daniel Miller is professor of material culture at University College London. His recent books include Blue Jeans (with S Woodward).

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