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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95
First published in 1922, Hobson?s study of the depression and resulting unemployment in the aftermath of the First World War is a far-sighted analysis which looks beyond the consequences of the war itself, at the root economic causes of the crisis. Dealing with issues such as the failure of consumption, trade fluctuations, the balance of spending... more...
- The Spinney Press 2013; US$ 25.00
Australians live in a consumer society. It can be easy to ignore the fact that every purchase we make has an impact - financially, socially and environmentally. Being an ethical shopper means making conscious choices about what we consume, and how if affects our world. Do we choose low-cost, high-convenience and unnecessary consumption over environmental... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95
Over-consumption is one of the key issues of our time, especially in the Western world. Over the past decade, in the face of historically unprecedented levels of consumer spending in the West - and the more recent impact of recession - a vigorous politics of anti-consumerism has emerged in a range of wealthy nations. This timely and original new book... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
This is a book for those looking for different answers to some of today's most fundamental questions. What is a consumer society? Does being a consumer make us less authentic or more materialistic? How and why do we shop? How should we understand the economy? Is our seemingly insatiable desire for goods destroying the planet? Can we reconcile ... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 65.00
Stamped on products from coffee to handicrafts, the term “fair trade” has quickly become one of today’s most seductive consumer buzzwords. Purportedly created through fair labor practices, or in ways that are environmentally sustainable, fair-trade products give buyers peace of mind in knowing that, in theory, how they shop can help... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95
A not-so-quiet revolution seems to be occurring in wealthy capitalist societies - supermarkets selling ?guilt free? Fairtrade products; lifestyle TV gurus exhorting us to eat less, buy local and go green; neighbourhood action groups bent on ?swopping not shopping?. And this is happening not at the margins of society but at its heart, in the shopping... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 134.95
This volume presents papers that cover a wide gamut including immigrant consumption experiences, gift-giving, sharing, transgressive gender roles, attachments to special possessions in online games and real life, the homeless consumer experience, disposition of possessions, privacy, metaphor analysis, sustainable consumption, alcohol consumption, cosmetics... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95
Renaissance Europe witnessed a surge of interest in science, with new ideas and theories being applied to all aspects of life. Whilst the study of this Scientific Revolution has dramatically shifted our appreciation of many facets of the early-modern world, remarkably little attention has been paid to its influence upon one key area; that of economics.... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 25.99
One morning while reading Barron?s magazine, Kara Newman took note of a casual bit of advice offered by famed commodities trader Jim Rogers. ?Buy breakfast,? he told investors, referring to the value of rising pork belly and frozen orange juice futures. The statement inspired Newman to take a closer look at agricultural commodities, from the iconic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
Standard economic theory of consumer behaviour considers consumers' preferences, their incomes and commodity prices to be the determinants of consumption. However, consumption takes time and no consumer has more - or less - than 168 hours per week. This simple fact is almost invisible in standard theory, and takes the centre stage in this book. Whether... more...