Consumption and Its Consequences / Edition 1

Consumption and Its Consequences / Edition 1

by Daniel Miller
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Consumption and Its Consequences / Edition 1

This is a book for those looking for different answers to some of today's most fundamental questions. What is a consumer society? Does being a consumer make us more materialistic? Why do we shop? Miller responds to these questions by proposing feasible and currently available alternatives, mainly drawn from his own ethnographic research.

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ISBN-13: 9780745661070
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/10/2012
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue vi

1 What's Wrong with Consumption? 1

2 A Consumer Society 39

3 Why We Shop 64

4 Why Denim? 90

5 It's the Stupid Economy 108

6 How Not to Save a Planet 139

Postscript 182

Notes 186

Index 202

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