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Main Title Affluenza : the all-consuming epidemic /
Author De Graaf, John.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wann, David.
Naylor, Thomas H.,
Publisher Berrett-Koehler ; Publishers Group West [distributor],
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 59003079
ISBN 1576753573; 9781576753576
Subjects Quality of life--United States ; Wealth--United States ; Consumption (Economics)--United States ; United States--Social conditions--1980- ; United States--Economic conditions--1981- ; United States--Civilization--1970-
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAM  HN60.D396 2005 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/13/2012
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation xxii, 288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Based in part on the PBS television programs "Affluenza" and "Escape from Affluenza." Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-275) and index.
Contents Notes
In this indictment of consumerism, de Graaf et al. treat the social problem they call "affluenza" like a disease, discussing symptoms, treatment, and causes for this "painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more." Individual, social, and environmental effects, historical causes, and solutions are detailed. The book is based on the TV documentary of the same name that aired in 1997, followed by Escape from Affluenza in 1998. The new edition has been updated and includes a study guide.