TOC: Critical Arts Special Issue on Consumer Culture, 29(2), April 2015

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Critical Arts, Volume 29, Issue 2, April 2015 is now available online is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Special Issue: Consumption, media and culture in South Africa: perspectives on freedom and the public

This new issue contains the following articles:

Editorial
Critical consumption studies in South Africa: roots and routes
Mehita Iqani & Bridget Kenny
Pages: 95-106
DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2015.1039198

Articles
Chewing on Japan: consumption, diplomacy and Kenny Kunene's nyotaimori scandal
Cobus van Staden
Pages: 107-125
DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2015.1039199

Agency and affordability: being black and ‘middle class’ in South Africa in 1989
Mehita Iqani
Pages: 126-145
DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2015.1039200

Sartorial excess in Mary Sibande's ‘Sophie’
Mary Corrigall
Pages: 146-164
DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2015.1039202

Queer skin, straight masks: same-sex weddings and the discursive construction of identities and affects on a South African website
Tommaso M. Milani & Brandon Wolff
Pages: 165-182
DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2015.1039203

The promise of happiness: desire, attachment and freedom in post/apartheid South Africa
Danai Mupotsa
Pages: 183-198
DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2015.1039204

Retail, the service worker and the polity: attaching labour and consumption
Bridget Kenny
Pages: 199-217
DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2015.1039205

Contradictions in consumer credit: innovations in South African super-exploitation
Patrick Bond
Pages: 218-239
DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2015.1039206

Trading in freedom: rethinking conspicuous consumption in post-apartheid political economy
Ulrike Kistner
Pages: 240-259
DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2015.1039207