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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
Anti-consumerism has become a conspicuous part of contemporary activism and popular culture, from ?culture jams? and actions against Esso and Starbucks, through the downshifting and voluntary simplicity movements, the rise of ethical consumption and organic and the high profile of films and books like Supersize Me! and No Logo. A rising awareness... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 124.95
This latest volume of Research in Consumer Behavior: Consumer Culture theory contains a selection of edited best papers from the Eighth Consumer Culture Theory Conference held in Tucson, Arizona in June, 2013. These papers represent the latest ethnographic and qualitative research on consumption and consumer culture from scholars around the world. more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 39.99
Konsum scheint heutzutage allgegenwartig zu sein. Nicht nur ist kaum vorstellbar, dass jemand uberhaupt nie konsumiert. Auch kann nahezu alles, was man tut, als Konsum beobachtet werden. Zudem wird Konsum immer haufiger gesellschaftsweite Verbreitung und Geltung bescheinigt. Dieser Befund mag den Eindruck erwecken, Konsum sei zu einer eigenstandigen... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
This book explores the politics borne of consumption through the case of coffee activism and ethical consumption. It analyses the agencies, structures, repertoires and technologies of promotion and participation in the politics of fair trade consumption through an exploration of the relationship between activism and consumption. more...
- Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 20.99
In today?s world of fast fashion, is there a place for a handcrafted $50,000 coat? To answer that question, Meg Noonan unravels the story of the coat?s provenance. Her journey takes readers to the Sydney studio of John Cutler, a fourth-generation tailor who works magic with scissors and thread; to the remote mountains of Peru, where villagers shear... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 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$ 28.95
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$ 22.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95
The award-winning Black Wealth / White Wealth offers a powerful portrait of racial inequality based on an analysis of private wealth. Melvin Oliver and Thomas Shapiro's groundbreaking research analyzes wealth - total assets and debts rather than income alone - to uncover deep and persistent racial inequality in America, and they show how public... more...