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Consumerism (Contemporary Issues Companion)

Consumerism (Contemporary Issues Companion)

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Published by Greenhaven Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Business & Economics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10604771M
    ISBN 100737739576
    ISBN 109780737739572
    OCLC/WorldCa192134428

    Consumer culture pursues everything superficial and external instead of fulfilling spiritual desires. Critics feel that consumerism causes class divisions. All, however, agree that consumerism is the father of economic freedom and that consumer culture lies .   The developed countries, particularly the United States, consume a disproportionate share of the world's resources, yet high and rising levels of consumption do not necessarily lead to greater satisfaction, security, or well-being, even for affluent Consumer Society provides brief summaries of the most important and influential writings on 5/5(1).

    Anti-consumerism originated from criticism of consumption, starting with Thorstein Veblen, who, in the book The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions (), indicated that consumerism dates from the cradle of civilization.   Greater purchasing power, together with a gradual fall in prices, led to rising demand for new consumer products. Sugar consumption in Britain, for example, doubled between and , while the price of tea halved. But the wider availability of such luxuries had a darker side. Imports of raw cotton, sugar, rum and tobacco, for example.

      American Consumerism Guests: Daniel Harris Author, Cute, Quaint, Hungry and Romantic: The Aesthetics of Consumerism (Basic Books, ) Gary Cross Author, An All-Consuming Century:Why. Get unbiased ratings and reviews for 9,+ products and services from Consumer Reports, plus trusted advice and in-depth reporting on what matters most.


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Consumerism. This list is for NONFICTION books regarding the economic, sociological, psychological, anthropological, and environmental effects of consumerism.

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The term "consumerism" identifies the contemporary consumer movement, launched in the mids by the concerns triggered indirectly by Rachel Carson and directly by Ralph Nader's auto safety investigation, and by President Kennedy's efforts to establish the four rights of consumers: the right to safety, to be informed, to choose, and to be heard.2/5(1).

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The idea is not simply that wellbeing depends upon a standard of living above. The book integrates behavioral economics, consumer psychology, and decision-making research to explore intentional behaviorism, which is proposed as a philosophical framework for consumer psychology, viewing economic behavior in the contexts of modern human consumers in affluent marketing-oriented societies.

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