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Con$umed : how markets corrupt children, infantilize adults, and swallow citizens whole

Author: Benjamin R Barber
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An examination of the effects of capitalism on American culture and society reveals how consumer capitalism overproduces goods, targets children as consumers, and replaces public goods with private commodities.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin R Barber
ISBN: 9780393049619 0393049612 9780393330892 0393330893
OCLC Number: 76871466
Description: x, 406 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The birth of consumers. Capitalism triumphant and the infantilist ethos ; From protestantism to puerility --
The eclipse of citizens. Infantilizing consumers: the coming of kidults ; Privatizing citizens: the making of civic schizophrenia ; Branding identities: the loss of meaning ; Totalizing society: the end of diversity --
The fate of citizens. Resisting consumerism: can capitalism cure itself? ; Overcoming civic schizophrenia: restoring citizenship in a world of interdependence.
Other Titles: Consumed
How markets corrupt children, infantilize adults, and swallow citizens whole
Responsibility: Benjamin R. Barber.
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