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Main Title Consuming desires : consumption, culture, and the pursuit of happiness /
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Rosenblatt, Roger.
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 40912677
ISBN 1559635355; 9781559635356
Subjects Consumption (Economics)--United States. ; Consumer behavior--United States. ; United States--Social conditions--1980- ; Individualism--United States. ; Mass society. ; Verbraucherverhalten.--(DE-588)4062644-1 ; USA.--(DE-588)4078704-7
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EIAM  HC 110.C6 C586 1999 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 01/26/2001 DISPERSAL
Collation viii, 230 pages ; 24 cm
"A Shearwater book"--Title page verso. Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-215) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction / Roger Rosenblatt -- One world of consumers / William Greider -- What's wrong with consumer society? : competitive spending and the "new consumerism" / Juliet Schor -- Consuming for love / Edward N. Luttwak -- False connections / Alex Kotlowitz -- Oh, Isaac, oh, Bernard, oh, Mohan / Bharati Mukherjee -- Consuming nature / Bill McKibben -- A news consumer's Bill of Rights / Suzanne Braun Levine -- When we devoured books / André Schiffrin -- Movies and the selling of desire / Molly Haskell -- The ecology of giving and consuming / David W. Orr -- It all begins with housework / Jane Smiley -- Equipoise / Martin E. Marty -- Can't get that extinction crisis out of my mind / Stephanie Mills. "Consider this paradox: Ecologists estimate that it would take three planets Earth to provide an American standard of living to the entire world. Yet it is that standard of living to which the whole world aspires." "In Consuming Desires, Roger Rosenblatt brings together a collection of writers to shed light on that disturbing paradox. The book presents a rich and varied dialogue on the underlying roots of consumer culture and its pervasive impact on ourselves and the world around us."--Jacket.