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Growth fetish

Author: Clive Hamilton
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Accessible critique of Western society under capitalism by leading scholar.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Hamilton
ISBN: 0745322506 9780745322506 0745322514 9780745322513
OCLC Number: 249154510
Description: 282 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction1. Growth fetishismThe growth fetishEconomists on wellbeingThe great contradictionPolitical implications2. Growth and wellbeingIncomePersonal happinessValues and meaningAlternative measures3. IdentityHaving and wantingConsumption and the modern selfMarketingOverconsumption4. ProgressThe idea of progressOppression and liberationGlobalisation5. PoliticsThe Third WayThe power of economic ideasPower and equality6. WorkRethinking workThe new labour marketIn praise of houseworkWork in a post-growth world7. EnvironmentThe voraciousness of growth The conquering spiritA philosophical transitionEnvironmentalism and social democracy8. The post-growth societyPolitical downshiftingEudemonism: the politics of happinessStarting the transitionThe post-growth economyPower and social structure
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'Breaks new ground by asking us to think what a post-growth, environmentally stable society might actually be like' -- Hugh Stretton, author of Economics: An Introduction 'The most lucid, Read more...

 
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