Multcolib My Librarian Heather: Consumer culture

Affluenza The All-consuming Epidemic By De Graaf, John Book - 2005 306.0973 D321a 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:The new term for keeping up with the Joneses.

The Overspent American
The Overspent American Why We Want What We Don't Need By Schor, Juliet Book - 1999 339.47 S374o 1999

Annotation:We are caught in an endless cycle of work and spend. Is there a way to break it? And how did we get here?

Born to Buy
Born to Buy The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture By Schor, Juliet Book - 2004 305.23 S734b 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:We are programmed to buy right from the start.

Luxury Fever
Luxury Fever Why Money Fails to Satisfy in An Era of Excess By Frank, Robert H. Book - 1999 305.5234 F828L 1999 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Keeping up with the Joneses has reached epic proportions with competitive spending for status symbols.

How Much Is Enough?
How Much Is Enough? The Consumer Society and the Future of the Earth By Durning, Alan Thein Book - 1992 333.71 D963h 1992 Available in some locations

Annotation:How much is enough seems like a simple question, but it is one that leads to a deeper questioning. Our consumption is out of control and it is affecting the lives of others.

Can't Buy My Love
Can't Buy My Love How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel By Kilbourne, Jean Book - 1999 658.834082 K481c 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:Originally published as Deadly Persuasions, this studies the many advertisements that surround us and how they affect our judgment.

Plenitude The New Economics of True Wealth By Schor, Juliet Book - 2010 338.927 S374p 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:This examines economic growth and whether it is really viable and what are the alternatives.

What Would Jesus Buy?
What Would Jesus Buy? DVD - 2008 DVD 339.47 WHAT Available in some locations

Annotation:A hilarious take on a serious topic. Stop the Shopocalypse and watch this now!

Psychology and Consumer Culture
Psychology and Consumer Culture The Struggle for A Good Life in A Materialistic World Book - 2004 306.3 P974 2004 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Why are we driven to buy buy buy? What are the consequences?

Shiny Objects
Shiny Objects Why We Spend Money We Don't Have in Search of Happiness We Can't Buy By Roberts, James A. Book - 2011 339.470973 R6452s 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:We are drowning in stuff, yet want ever more thinking more will make us happy. This studies the consumerism phenomenon.

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Why do we buy? What drives us to consume more and more and can we replace the consumer lifestyle with the conserver lifestyle?

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