Department of Culture & Communication, University of Imam Sadegh


Concept of life style is one in social sciences which has drawn a great deal attention. But its various and relatively paradoxical use have made it ambiguous, and in the eyes of some researchers, futile. Here, first the article prodives an loxicological explanation from the concept and then addresses its conceptaul aspects. This concep is strongly interrlated with other concepts as “taste” in social sciences, what the article pursue is to explain the conceptual aspects and elements of “life style” by contrasting between calssic and modern related theories.


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