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Affluenza : the all-consuming epidemic

Author: John De Graaf; David Wann; Thomas H Naylor; Redefining Progress (Organization)
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler ; Berkeley, CA : Publishers Group West [distributor], ©2005.
Series: BK currents book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In this indictment of consumerism, de Graaf et al. treat the social problem they call "affluenza" like a disease, discussing symptoms, treatment, and causes for this "painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more." Individual, social, and environmental effects, historical causes, and solutions are detailed. The book is based on the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John De Graaf; David Wann; Thomas H Naylor; Redefining Progress (Organization)
ISBN: 1576753573 9781576753576
OCLC Number: 59003079
Notes: Based in part on the PBS television programs "Affluenza" and "Escape from Affluenza."
Description: xxii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Symptoms --
1. Shopping fever --
2. A rash of bankruptcies --
3. Swollen expectations --
4. Chronic congestion --
5. The stress of excess --
6. Family convulsions --
7. Dilated pupils --
8. Community chills --
9. An ache for meaning --
10. Social scars --
11. Resource exhaustion --
12. Industrial diarrhea --
13. The addictive virus --
14. Dissatisfaction guaranteed --
pt. 2. Causes --
15. Original sin --
16. An ounce of prevention --
17. The road not taken --
18. An emerging epidemic --
19. The age of affluenza --
20. Is there a (real) doctor in the house? --
pt. 3. Treatment --
21. The road to recovery --
22. Bed rest --
23. Aspirin and chicken soup --
24. Fresh air --
25. The right medicine --
26. Back to work --
27. Vaccinations and vitamins --
28. Political prescriptions --
29. Annual check-ups --
30. Healthy again.
Series Title: BK currents book.
Other Titles: Affluenza (Television program : 1997)
Escape from affluenza (Television program : 1998)
Responsibility: John de Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H. Naylor in association with Redefining Progress ; with new research by Pamela Rands ; illustrations by David Horsey ; new foreword by Vicki Robin.

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In this indictment of consumerism, de Graaf et al. treat the social problem they call "affluenza" like a disease, discussing symptoms, treatment, and causes for this "painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more." Individual, social, and environmental effects, historical causes, and solutions are detailed. The book is based on the TV documentary of the same name that aired in 1997, followed by Escape from Affluenza in 1998. The new edition has been updated and includes a study guide.

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You Do Not Need So Many Things

by ricklibrarian (WorldCat user published 2006-04-21) Very Good Permalink
When my daughter looked at Affluenza: The All Consuming Epidemic, she shook her head. "More for you to rant about!" she said. She had already heard my mini-lectures about how we did not need so many things. She had good reason to worry that I might start again, as I agreed with much of what I read...
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