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Title: Consumerism
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2010
Characteristics: 231 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Roman Espejo, editor
Contents: What is the impact of consumerism? Consumption is linked to economic well-being / Kevin A. Hassett and Aparna Mathur ; Consumption is not an indicator of economic well-being / Virginia Postrel ; Consumerism may be linked to mental and emotional problems / Tori DeAngelis ; Consumerism is not linked to mental and emotional problems / Brendan O'Neill ; The consumption of luxury goods is changing among consumers / Knowledge@Wharton ; Luxury is not the same as consumer excess / Joseph Epstein
What facilitates consumerism? Advertising promotes consumerism / Anup Shah ; Shopping addiction promotes consumerism / Charles Shaw ; Capitalism promotes consumerism / Rick Wolff ; Capitalism is confused with consumerism / Michael J. Foster ; The recession is hurting consumerism / Alex Williams ; The recession will not hurt consumerism / Zachary Karabell
Is consumerism a problem? Consumerism harms children / Kris Berggren ; The dangers of consumerism for children are overstated / Karen Sternheimer ; The environmental movement has created green consumerism / Frank Furedi ; Rejecting consumerism can help the environment / Wendee Holtcamp ; Credit card consumerism creates debt / Stuart Vyse ; Credit card consumerism is ending / Kimberly Palmer
Should consumerism be rejected? Consumerism should be rejected / Wanda Urbanska ; Rejecting consumerism is unrealistic / Reihan Salam ; Freeganism addresses the problems of consumerism / Sergio Burns ; Moderate consumerism is more practical than freeganism / Raina Kelley ; Consumerism conflicts with Christianity / The Christian Science Monitor ; Consumerism can benefit Christianity / Jeremy Lott
Additional Contributors: Espejo, Roman 1977-
ISBN: 073774507X
Branch Call Number: 339.47 C7588 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Consumption (Economics) Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Consumption (Economics)
LCCN: 2009026339
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