Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Affluenza by Clive Hamilton

Our houses are bigger than ever, but our families are smaller. Our kids go to the best schools we can afford, but we hardly see them. We've got more money to spend, yet we're further in debt than ever before. What is going on?

The Western world is in the grip of a consumption binge that is unique in human history. We aspire to the lifestyles of the rich and famous at the cost of family, friends and personal fulfilment. Rates of stress, depression and obesity are up as we wrestle with the emptiness and endless disappointments of the consumer life.

Affluenza pulls no punches, claiming our whole society is addicted to overconsumption. It tracks how much Australians overwork, the growing mountains of stuff we throw out, the drugs we take to 'self-medicate' and the real meaning of 'choice'. Fortunately there is a cure. More and more Australians are deciding to ignore the advertisers, reduce their consumer spending and recapture their time for the things that really matter.

'Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss at the Australia Institute never disappoint they set out on paths others don't go down, then explore without fear or favour and finally draw conclusions about modern Australia, warts and all. It's all accompanied by passion which is why the results cannot be ignored.' - Geraldine Doogue, ABC broadcaster

'Fascinating at the same time a call to arms and a chill-pill, Affluenza challenges not just individuals, but society itself.' - Adam Spencer, comedian, mathematician and radio DJ

Buy Affluenza by Clive Hamilton from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781741146714
ISBN-10: 1741146712
Format: Paperback / softback
(195mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: Australia

Other Editions - Affluenza by Clive Hamilton

Book Reviews - Affluenza by Clive Hamilton

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Affluenza book by Clive Hamilton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Clive Hamilton

Clive Hamilton is the author of Growth Fetish, and Executive Director of The Australia Institute, Australia's foremost public interest think tank. Described as Australia's most amazing economist', he has held visiting positions at the Australian National University, the University of Sydney and the University of Cambridge. Richard Denniss is Deputy Director of the Australia Institute. He has taught economics at the University of Newcastle and was Chief of Staff to Senator Natasha Stott Despoja.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.

Customers Also Bought

Boomerang Books customers who bought Affluenza by Clive Hamilton also bought the following titles:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Paperback / softback, September 2008
$11.04 $12.99

Books By Clive Hamilton

Silent Invasion by Clive Hamilton
Paperback / softback, February 2018
$29.04 $34.99
Requiem for a Species by Clive Hamilton
Paperback / softback, March 2010
$21.24 $24.99
Scorcher: The Dirty Politics of Climate Change by Clive Hamilton
Paperback / softback, April 2007
$25.46 $29.95
What's Left?: The Death Of Social Democracy: Quarterly Essay21 by Clive Hamilton
Paperback / softback, March 2006
$13.59 $15.99