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- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 30.99
As the effects of the global recession linger, consumers everywhere are changing their purchasing patterns, paying greater attention to what and why they are buying, and from whom. While many feel rampant spending is hard-wired into the modern psyche and that we will be back to our wasteful ways soon enough, there are clear indications of a permanent... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
This is a book of our time. We have spent the last decades collecting the cars, the house, the image, and now we are reaching for whats next. We numb our worlds with wall to wall TV and an endless busyness that exhausts and shadows who we really are. When we stop, we long to maintain the stillness and enjoyment that we find. We are asleep. The world... more...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 27.95
Identifying Consumption illustrates how an individual’s buying habits are shaped by the dynamics of the consumer marketplace—and thus how consumption and identity inform each other. Robert Dunn brings together the various theories of spending and develops a mode of analysis concentrating on the individual subjectivity of consumption.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95
Perrotta explores and charts the changing place of consumption as a source of investment in production and growth within economic writings from ancient history to the present. This ambitious project is carried out with great skill, vigour and originality and will help to bring consumption studies into the mainstream of economic thought. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
The literature of marketplace behaviour, long dominated by economic and psychological discourse, has matured in the last decade to reveal the vast expanse of consumption activity not adequately addressed ? in either theoretical or empirical perspective - by the discipline's favoured approaches. The lived experience of consumption in cultural and historical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 65.95
The essays in this collection challenge conventional ideas about consumption and consumerism: they consider if the inundation of Western consumer goods have created identity confusions among the affluent in Asia, and if the expansion of consumer culture really does threaten the stability of politically anti-liberal states in Asia. This is the first... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 26.67
Although the balance sheet may not even put a value on it, a company's brand or its portfolio of brands is in many cases its most valuable asset, accounting for as much as 70% of a firm's market value in some cases. This book argues that because of this and because of the power of not-for-profit brands like Oxfam, all organisations should make the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
Sustainable consumption is a central research topic in academic discourses of sustainable development and global environmental change. Informed by a number of disciplinary perspectives, this book is structured around four key themes in sustainable consumption research: Living, Moving, Dwelling and Futures. The collection successfully balances theoretical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
An excellent addition to Routledge?s strong tradition of publishing exceptional books in heterodox economics, this innovative and groundbreaking volume draws on the work of Schumpeter, Marx and Sraffa, three of the most influential economists of all time. It bases value on a single, inwardly felt scarcity, the scarcity of life, which consumers scramble... more...