Consumer Culture

Consumer Culture

by Heidi Watkins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737752069
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Series: Issues That Concern You Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Consumer Culture Harms Society Benjamin Barber Kimberly Palmer 10

2 Consumer Culture Benefits Society Howard Bloom 16

3 Consumer Culture Harms Children and Teens Madeline Levine 26

4 Teen Spending Habits Have Changed Natalie Zmuda 35

5 Rejecting Consumerism Is Beneficial Amitai Etzioni 40

6 Rejecting Consumerism Is Not Realistic Tim Cavanaugh 48

7 High Socioeconomic Status Causes Depression Peter Dodson 53

8 Advertising Is to Blame for Overconsumption Jean Kilbourne 60

9 Human Instinct Is to Blame for Overconsumption John Naish 68

10 American Consumers Are Becoming More Careful Spenders Noreen O'Leary 78


What You Should Know About Consumer Culture 85

What You Should Do About Consumer Culture 88

Organizations to Contact 91

Bibliography 96

Index 99

Picture Credits 104

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