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Can't Buy My Love

How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel
Kilbourne, Jean (Book - 1999)
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Drawing upon her knowledge of psychology, media, and women's issues, Kilbourne offers nothing less than a new understanding of a ubiquitous phenomenon in our culture. The average American is exposed to over 3,000 advertisements a day and watches three years' worth of television ads over the course of a lifetime. Kilbourne paints a gripping portrait of how this barrage of advertising drastically affects young people, especially girls, by offering false promises of rebellion, connection, and control. She also offers a surprising analysis of the way advertising creates and then feeds an addictive mentality that often continues throughout adulthood. Book jacket. Many advertisements these days make us feel as if we have an intimate, even passionate relationship with a product. But as Jean Kilbourne points out in this fascinating and shocking expose, the dreamlike promise of advertising always leaves us hungry for more. We can never be satisfied, because the products we love cannot love us back.
Authors: Kilbourne, Jean
Uniform Title: Deadly persuasion
Title: Can't buy my love
how advertising changes the way we think and feel
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1999
Characteristics: 366 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jean Kilbourne
Notes: Previously published as: Deadly persuasion
"A Touchstone book."
Contents: Introduction : "A girl of many parts" : the making of an activist
"Buy this 24-year-old and get all his friends absolutely free" : we are the product
"In your face
all over the place!" : advertising is our environment
"Bath tissue is like marriage" : the corruption of relationships
"Can an engine pump the valves in your heart?" : crazy for cars
"Please, please, you're driving me wild" : falling in love with food
"The more you subtract, the more you add" : cutting girls down to size
"Forget the rules! enjoy the wine" : alcohol and rebellion
"What you're looking for" : rage and rebellion in cigarette advertising
"The dream begins as soon as you open the door" : advertising an addictive mind-set
"In life there are many loves, but only one grande passion" : addiction as a relationship
"You talkin' to me?" : advertising and disconnection
"Two ways a woman can get hurt" : advertising and violence
"Relax, and enjoy the revolution" : redefining rebellion
Summary: Drawing upon her knowledge of psychology, media, and women's issues, Kilbourne offers nothing less than a new understanding of a ubiquitous phenomenon in our culture. The average American is exposed to over 3,000 advertisements a day and watches three years' worth of television ads over the course of a lifetime. Kilbourne paints a gripping portrait of how this barrage of advertising drastically affects young people, especially girls, by offering false promises of rebellion, connection, and control. She also offers a surprising analysis of the way advertising creates and then feeds an addictive mentality that often continues throughout adulthood. Book jacket.
Many advertisements these days make us feel as if we have an intimate, even passionate relationship with a product. But as Jean Kilbourne points out in this fascinating and shocking expose, the dreamlike promise of advertising always leaves us hungry for more. We can never be satisfied, because the products we love cannot love us back.
ISBN: 9780684866000
0684866005
Branch Call Number: 658.834082 K481c 1999
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Women consumers Women in advertising
Topical Term: Women consumers
Women in advertising
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Many advertisements these days make us feel as if we have an intimate, even passionate relationship with a product. But as Jean Kilbourne points out in this fascinating and shocking expose, the dreamlike promise of advertising always leaves us hungry for more.


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