Consumed

By: Benjamin R Barber

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A powerful sequel to Benjamin R. Barber's best-selling Jihad vs. McWorld, Consumed offers a vivid portrait of an overproducing global economy that targets children as consumers in a market where there are never enough shoppers and where the primary goal is no longer to manufacture goods but needs. To explain how and why this has come about, Barber brings together extensive empirical research with an original theoretical framework for understanding our contemporary predicament. He asserts that in place of the Protestant ethic once associated with capitalism--encouraging self-restraint, preparing for the future, protecting and self-sacrificing for children and community, and other characteristics of adulthood--we are constantly being seduced into an "infantilist" ethic of consumption.

Title: Consumed

Author Name: Benjamin R Barber

Categories: General,

Publisher: W W Norton: 2007

ISBN Number: 0393330893

ISBN Number 13: 9780393330892

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 0146044