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Roberta Sassatelli

Roberta Sassatelli

University of Milan

Roberta Sassatelli is Associate Professor of Cultural Sociology at the University of Milan, Italy where she teaches Sociology of Culture and  Sociology of Communication. She has previously taught at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK) and at the University of Bologna (Italy). She has widely published  on the cultures of consumption, the sociology of the body and gender, and cultural theory. She is currently working on a book on Ethical Consumption, which draws together her empirical research and theoretical reflection in this area. She is also co-writing a book on Consumption and the Italian Middle Class which draws on a major empirical research financed by the Italian Council for the Social Sciences (CSS).

Her most recent books in English include: Consumer Culture. History, Theory and Politics, Sage, 2007 and Fitness Culture. The Gym and the Commercialization of Fun and Discipline, Palgrave, 2010.  

Read the abstract of the paper Professor Sassatelli presented for STI's Being Human in a Consumer Society experts meeting.


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