Shop Content Created By Professionals For Professionals

Free Delivery On Orders Above $20 In Singapore

9781509530175

Lifestyle Gurus

Hardback By Chris Rojek, Stephanie A. Baker
Regular price
$98.24
Sale price
$98.24
Regular price
$98.24
Sold out
Unit price
per 

- FREE Delivery on orders above $20 within Singapore.
- International Shipping & Tax calculated at checkout.

Product Description

The rise of blogs and social media provide a public platform for people to share information online. This trend has facilitated an industry of self-appointed ‘lifestyle gurus’ who have become instrumental in the management of intimacy and social relations. Advice on health, wealth creation, relationships and well-being is rising to challenge the authority of experts and professionals. Pitched as ‘authentic’, ‘accessible’ and ‘outside of the system’, this information has produced an unprecedented sense of empowerment and sharing. However, new problems have arisen in its wake. In Lifestyle Gurus, Baker and Rojek explore how authority and influence are achieved online. They trace the rise of lifestyle influencers in the digital age, relating this development to the erosion of trust in the expert-professional power bloc. The moral contradictions of lifestyle websites are richly explored, demonstrating how these technologies encourage a preoccupation with the very commercial and corporate hierarchies they seek to challenge. A timely account of how lifestyle issues are being packaged and transacted in a wired-up world, this book is important reading for students and scholars of media, communication, sociology and related disciplines.

Product Details

Format: Hardback, 224 pages Language: English
Dimension: 22.86cm x 15.24cm x 2.03cm ISBN10: 1509530177
Weight: 420g ISBN13: 9781509530175
Publication Date: 04 Dec 2019 Publisher: Polity Press

About Author

Stephanie A. Baker is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at City, University of London. Chris Rojek is Professor of Sociology at City, University of London.

FAQs

Domestic Delivery (Singapore)
- Your order will be delivered to you within 1-3 business days.
- We are delighted to be able to offer FREE delivery on all orders above $20 in Singapore.

International Delivery
- Your order will be delivered to you within 7-30 business days.
- Any applicable import duties, taxes (including VAT) and shipping charges will depend on your destination country. All chargers will be displayed at checkout.

All prices shown on the Content Binded website are in Singaporean dollars. The prices shown are inclusive of GST.

The best way to contact us is by filling in the online contact form within the Contact Us section. The form is designed to help you specify the query that you have and then direct it to a member of our customer support team that is best suited to deal with it.

We work hard to deal with your queries within 24 hours.We also welcome to receiving any suggestions or feedback as to how we can improve. All emails are read by a member of a customer support team. Please send your emails to orders@contentbinded.com

We currently ship to countries and regions seen below.

- Singapore
- Brunei Darussalam
- Hong Kong
- Indonesia
- Japan
- Korea (South)
- Macau
- Malaysia
- Philippines
- Taiwan
- Thailand
- Vietnam

x