The Resource The consumer society reader, (ebook)

The consumer society reader, (ebook)

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The consumer society reader
Title
The consumer society reader
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Consumer Society Reader features a range of key works on the nature and evolution of consumer society. Included here is much-discussed work by leading critics such as Jean Baudrillard, Susan Bordo, Dick Hebdige, bell hooks, and Janice Radway. Also included is a full range of classics, such as Frankfurt School writers Adorno and Horkheimer on the Culture Industry; Thorstein Veblen's oft-cited writings on "conspicuous consumption"; Betty Friedan on the housewife's central role in consumer society; John Kenneth Galbraith's influential analysis of the "affluent society"; and Pierre Bourdieu on the notion of "taste. ""Consumer society--the 'air we breathe, ' as George Orwell has described it--disappears during economic downtruns and political crises. It becomes visible again when prosperity seems secure, cultural transformation is too rapid, or enviornmental disasters occur. Such is the time in which we now find ourselves. As the roads clog with gas-guzzling SUVs and McMansions proliferate in the suburbs, the nation is once again asking fundamental questions about lifestyle. Has 'luxury fever, ' to use Robert Frank's phrase, gotten out of hand? Are we really comfortable with the 'Brand Is Me' mentality? Have we gone too far in pursuit of the almighty dollar, to the detriment of our families, communities, and natural enviornment? Even politicians, ordinarily impermeable to questions about consumerism, are voicing doubts... [and] polls suggest majorities of Americans feel the country has become too materialistic, too focused on getting and spending, and increasingly removed from long-standing non-materialist values." - From the introduction by Douglas B. Holt and Juliet B. Schor
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
658.8342
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Schor, Juliet
  • Holt, Douglas B
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  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumer behavior
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adult
Label
The consumer society reader, (ebook)
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Publication
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multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781595587589
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11833484
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11833484
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MWT11833484
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The consumer society reader, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781595587589
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11833484
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11833484
System control number
MWT11833484
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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