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Excess : anti-consumerism in the West

Author: Kim Humphery
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2010.
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Over-consumption is one of the key issues of our time, especially in the Western world. Over the past decade, in the face of historically unprecedented levels of consumer spending in the West - and the more recent impact of recession - a vigorous politics of anti-consumerism has emerged in a range of wealthy nations. This timely and original new book provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of what has come to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Humphery
ISBN: 9780745645407 0745645402 9780745645414 0745645410
OCLC Number: 320316172
Description: xv, 264 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : trouble in consumer paradise --
The new politics of consumption --
Anti-consumerism in action --
Encountering anti-consumerism --
Interpreting material life --
Consuming differently --
Postscript : after the boom, beyond the west.
Responsibility: by Kim Humphery.
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