The Consumer Society Reader
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Consumer Society Reader by Juliet B. Schor
Book DescriptionA unique and definitive reader on our "national passion"buying stuffand its consequences for American society. We are citizens, owners and workers, believers and heathens, but today more than anything else we are consumers. How this came to be and its consequences for us all is the subject of this pioneering reader on the rise and continued rise of consumerism. "The Consumer Society Reader" features a range of key works on the nature and evolution of consumer society. It includes classics such as the Frankfurt School writers Adorno, Horkheimer, and Marcuse on the Culture Industry; Thorstein Veblen's oft-cited writings on "conspicuous consumption"; Betty Friedan on the housewife's central role in consumer society; and John Kenneth Galbraith's influential analysis of the "affluent society." The book also includes much-discussed recent work by such leading critics as Pierre Bourdieu, Thomas Frank, bell hooks, Bill McKibben, and Janice Radway. A landmark in social criticism, "The Consumer Society Reader" is sure to become the standard book on the subject."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781565845985
(236mm x 156mm x 32mm)
Imprint: The New Press
Publisher: The New Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Juliet B. Schor
Sage Encyclopedia of Economics and Society, Hardback (February 2016)
This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social science programs who seek to better understand economics through a contemporary lens.
Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest for Plentitude, Paperback (August 2014)
How small, innovative grassroots groups are discovering a new kind of economy and a richer quality of life
Born to Buy, Paperback (January 2006)
Now in paperback, with a new Afterword by the author, the groundbreaking book that every parent and teacher must read - offering the first hard research data on the consequences of turning young children into consumers.
Sustainable Planet, Paperback (December 2002)» View all books by Juliet B. Schor
A collection of essays by writers on sustainable living, examining how we can spend less, consume less, and restore greater balance in our lives. The contributors include Juliet Schor, Bill McKibben, Mary Pipher and William McDonough. Topics addressed include overwork and loss of community.
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Author Biography - Juliet B. Schor
Juliet B. Schor's research has focused on the economics of work, spending, environment, and the consumer culture. She is the author of "Born to Buy," "The Overworked American," and "The Overspent American." Schor is senior lecturer on women's studies at Harvard University, as well as chair in the economics of leisure studies at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. She is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient and a cofounder of the Center for a New American Dream, an organization devoted to ecologically and socially sustainable lifestyles. Douglas B. Holt is assistant professor in the department of marketing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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