1300 36 33 32

A 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."

Buy Consumer Society Reader book by Juliet B. Schor from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781565845985
ISBN-10: 1565845986
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 156mm x 32mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: The New Press
Publisher: The New Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United States


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Consumer Society Reader book by Juliet B. Schor and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

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.

Books By Author Juliet B. Schor

Born to Buy by Juliet B. Schor

Born to Buy

Paperback, January 2006
Sustainable Planet by Juliet B. Schor

Sustainable Planet

Paperback, December 2002
Do Americans Shop Too Much? by Juliet B. Schor

Do Americans Shop Too Much?

Paperback, April 2000