Why We Listen to What "They" Say
By (author) Douglas Rushkoff
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Coercion by Douglas Rushkoff
Book DescriptionNoted media pundit and author of "Playing the Future"Douglas Rushkoff gives a devastating critique of the influence techniques behind our culture of rampant consumerism. With a skilled analysis of how experts in the fields of marketing, advertising, retail atmospherics, and hand-selling attempt to take away our ability to make rational decisions, Rushkoff delivers a bracing account of media ecology today, consumerismin America, andwhy we buy what we buy, helping us recognize when we're being treated like consumers instead of human beings."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781573228299
Paperback / softback
(204mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Riverhead Books,U.S.
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Douglas Rushkoff
Douglas Ruskoff's previous books--including Cyberia and Media Virus--have been translated into thirteen languages. He is the Technology and Culture Consultant to the United Nations Commission on World Culture and a regular consultant to Fortune 500 companies, and he writes a bi-weekly column for the New York Times syndicate. He teaches at the Esalen Institute and Banff Center for the Arts, and will be adjunct professor of Media Sociology at New York University in 1999. He lives in New York City.
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