There are now more "lifestyle" books, magazines, websites, and radio and TV shows than ever, focusing on topics such as cookery, gardening, travel, and home improvement. This collection of new essays explores how lifestyle media influence contemporary taste and cultures.
David Bell teaches Cultural Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. His recent publications, as author or editor, include The Sexual Citizen, Cyberculture: the Key Concepts, City of Quarters, and Science, Technology and Culture
Joanne Hollows teaches Media and Cultural Studies at Nottingham Trent University. She is the author of Feminism, Femininity and Popular Culture and co-author of Food and Cultural Studies.
Television and the Classification and Framing of Lifestyle Culture
Thinking Habits, and the Ordering of Life
Making Lifestyles Ordinary
Whose Lifestyle is it Anyway?
Recipes For Living: Martha Stewart and the New American Subject
Cookbooks as Manuals of Taste
It Was Beautiful Before You Changed It All: Class, Taste and the Transformative Aesthetics of the Garden Lifestyle Media
Monoculture versus Multiculinarism: Trouble in the Aussie Kitchen
Mediated Tourist Adventures
Playing the Tourist: Ideology and Aspiration in British Television Holiday Programmes
Holidays of a Lifestyle: Representations of Pleasure in Gay and Lesbian Holiday Promotions
Countryside Formats and Ordinary Lifestyles
It's a Girl Thing: Teenage Magazines, Lifestyle and Consumer Culture
Gender, Childhood and Consumer Culture
A Taste for Science: Inventing the Young in the National Interest
The Worst Things in the World: Life Events Checklists in Popular Stress Management Texts
Sabotage, Slack, and Non-Alienating Labour: Zines and the Search for an Authentic Life