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From the Publisher"Highly recommended. Graduate students/faculty."
"A fascinating exploration of what anti-consumerism (as culturalinterpretation, lifestyle change, and collective action) means forthe future of political debate, especially in the context of therecent economic crisis."
Long Range Planning
"Written in accessible if academic prose, Humphery's bookexplores this question in more complex and nuanced ways than isoften the case in existing theoretical and populist reactions,which naively reject consumerism outright."
"[A] sophisticated analysis of consumerism."
"There could hardly be a more timely issue - nor a morecompelling study of the historical and political implications ofthe excess that may well be crushing the world as we knewit."
Charles Lemert, Wesleyan University
"Excess offers an insightful view of the many dimensionsof consumption reformers must address—from the waste economyto environmental degradation, and from unhappiness at too muchchoice to the stress of too little money. Humphery dares us to hopethat we can create a better vision of the good life without givingup our pleasures."
Sharon Zukin, Brooklyn College, and author of Point ofPurchase: How Shopping Changed American Culture