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

Annotation:This revised edition ups the ante for the continuing war we must wage against consumerism nationwide.

The Overspent American
The Overspent American Why We Want What We Don't Need By Schor, Juliet (Book - 1999 ) 339.47 S374o 1999 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:This explores why so many of us feel materially dissatisfied, why we work staggeringly long hours and yet walk around with ever-present mental "wish lists" of things to buy or get, and why Americans save less than virtually anyone in the world.

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:Sophisticated advertising strategies convince kids that products are necessary to their social survival.

Luxury Fever
Luxury Fever Why Money Fails to Satisfy in An Era of Excess By Frank, Robert H. (Book - 1999 ) 305.5234 F828L 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:A thought-provoking look at the flip side of spreading inequality: as the super-rich set the pace, everyone else spends furiously in a competitive echo of wastefulness.

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:Looks for the balance between poverty that degrades human life, and rampant consumerism that degrades the earth.

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: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.

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

Annotation:Based on recent developments in economic theory, social analysis, and ecological design as well as evidence from the cutting-edge people and places putting these ideas into practice, Plenitudeis a road map for the next two decades. In encouraging us to value our gifts- nature, community, intelligence, and time-Schor offers the opportunity to participate in creating a world of wealth and well-being.

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

Annotation:Follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir as they examine the commercialization of Christmas in America while following the group on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse.

Psychology and Consumer Culture
Psychology and Consumer Culture The Struggle for A Good Life in A Materialistic World (Book - 2004 ) 306.3 P974 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:The contributors demonstrate that consumerism and the culture that surrounds it exert profound and undesirable effects on both people's individual lives and on society as a whole.

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:Roberts, professor of marketing at Baylor University, studies why Americans believe and behave as if possessions will induce, increase, and enhance happiness.

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