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Not buying it : my year without shopping

Author: Judith Levine
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A journalist traces a year during which she and her partner struggled to stop consumer spending practices in spite of their American conditioning, an effort that had an impact on their careers, family relationships, and personal identities.
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Levine
ISBN: 0743269357 9780743269353
OCLC Number: 62282445
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 274 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: December 2003: Panic --
January: Surplus --
February: Consumer Psychology --
March: New and Improved --
April: In/Voluntary Simplicity --
May: Scarcity --
June: Redistribution of Wealth --
July: Structural Adjustments --
August: Memories of Underdevelopment --
September: Security Fraud --
October: Brand America --
November: The Ownership Society --
December: Prosperity --
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What would happen if you didn't buy anything for a year? Judith Levine, tired of her own over-consumption, sets out to surivive for a year without shopping.  Read more...

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