These essays explore the many ways theatre and dramaturgy are used to shape the everyday experience of people in mass societies. Young argues that technologies combine with the world of art, music, and cinema to shape consciousness as a commodity and to fragment social relations in the market as well as in religion and politics.
T.R. Young was director of the Red Feather Institute for Advanced Studies in sociology and a professor at Central Michigan University, USA. He was the author of numerous publications and edited the Transforming Sociology Series for more than eighteen years.