The consumer society / edited by Neva R. Goodwin, Frank Ackerman, and David Kiron.Material type: TextSeries: Frontier issues in economic thought ; v. 2.Publication details: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1997. Description: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 385 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1417539372; 9781417539376; 9781597267908; 1597267902Subject(s): Consumer behavior -- Social aspects -- United States | Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects -- United States | Consommateurs -- Comportement -- Aspect social -- États-Unis | Consommation (Économie politique) -- Aspect social -- États-Unis | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | Consumer behavior -- Social aspects | Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects | United States | Consumptiemaatschappij | Consommation -- Attitudes -- Aspect social -- États-Unis | Consommation -- Aspect social -- États-Unis | Consommateurs -- AttitudesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Consumer society.DDC classification: 306.3/4 LOC classification: HF5415.33.U6 | C66 1997ebOther classification: 83.05 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Authors of original articles -- Foreword / John Kenneth Galbraith -- Acknowledgments -- Volume introduction / Neva R. Goodwin -- pt. 1. Scope and definition -- Overview essay / Neva R. Goodwin-- Asking how much is enough / Alan Durning -- Consumption, well-being, and virtue / David A. Crocker -- The original affluent society / Marshall Sahlins -- The limits to satisfaction : examination / William Leiss -- Will raising the incomes of all increase the happiness of all? / Richard Easterlin -- The expansion of consumption / Allan Schnaiberg -- New analytic bases for an economic critique of Consumer Society / Juliet Schor -- Consumption : the new wave of research in the humanities and social sciences / Colin Campbell -- pt. 2. Consumption in the affluent society -- Overview essay / David Kiron -- Traumas of time and money in prosperity and depression/ Gary Cross -- The insidious cycle of work and spend / Juliet Schor -- Work, consumption, and the joyless consumer / Raymond Benton, Jr. -- The study of consumption, object domains, ideology, and interests ; Toward a theory of consumption / Daniel Miller -- Notes on the relationship between production and consumption / Alan Warde -- The political economy of opulence / Harry G. Johnson -- The increasing scarcity of time / Staffan B. Linder -- Social limits to growth : the commercialization bias / Fred Hirsch -- Changing consumption patterns : the transformation of Orange County since World War II / Alladi Venkatesh.
pt. 3. Family, gender, and socialization -- Overview essay / David Kiron and Seymour Bellin -- The domestic production of monies / Viviana Zelizer -- Sitcoms and suburbs : positioning the 1950s homemaker / Mary Beth Haralovich -- Gender as commodity / Susan Willis -- Gender and consumption : transcending the feminine? / A. Fuat Firat -- Meanings of material possessions as reflections of identity / Helga Dittmar -- Friendship or commodities? The road not taken : friendship, consumerism, and happiness / Robert E. Lane -- Playing with culture : toys, TV, and children's culture in the age of marketing / Stephen Kline -- pt. 4. The history of consumer society -- Overview essay / Frank Ackerman -- The history of consumption : a literature review and consumer guide / Grant McCracken -- Changes in English and Anglo-American consumption from 1550 to 1800 / Carole Shammas -- Pictorial prints and the growth of consumerism : class and cosmopolitanism in early modern culture / Chandra Mukerji -- The Quaker ethic : plain living and high thinking in American culture / David E. Shi -- The consumer revolution of eighteenth-century England / Neil McKendrick -- Consumerism and the Industrial Revolution / Ben Fine and Ellen Leopold -- Learning to consume : early department stores and the shaping of the modern consumer culture (1800-1914) / Rudi Laermans -- From salvation to self-realization : advertising and the therapeutic roots of consumer culture / T.J. Jackson Lears -- The consumer's comfort and dream / Gary Cross.
pt. 5. Foundations of economic theories of consumption -- Overview essay / Frank Ackerman -- materialism and modern political philosophy / Joel Jay Kassiola -- The history of economics from a humanistic perspective / Mark A. Lutz and Kenneth Lux -- Capital, labor, and the commodity form / Martyn J. Lee -- Institutional economics and consumption / David B. Hamilton -- Keynes' economic thought and the theory of consumer behavior / S.A. Drakopoulos -- A reformulation of the theory of saving / James S. Duesenberry -- Bandwagon, snob, and Veblen effects in the theory of consumers' demand / Harvey Leibenstein -- The standard of living and the capacity to save / Ragnar Nurkse -- The imperatives of consumer demand and the dependence effect / John Kenneth Galbraith -- pt. 6. Critiques and alternatives in economic theory -- Overview essay / Frank Ackerman -- Alternative approaches to consumer behavior / Raymond Benton, Jr. -- The separative self : androcentric bias in neoclassical assumptions / Paula England -- Economics, psychology, and consumer behavior / Ben Fine and Ellen Leopold -- The psychology and economics of motivation / Tibor Scitovsky -- The neglected realm of social scarcity / Fred Hirsch -- The demand for unobservable and other nonpositional goods / Robert H. Frank -- Change and innovation in the technology of consumption / Kelvin Lancaster -- Procrastination and obedience / George A. Akerlof.
pt. 7. Perpetuating consumer culture : media, advertising, and wants creation -- Overview essay / David Kiron -- The distorted mirror : reflections on the unintended consequences of advertising / Richard Pollay -- Modern consumerism and imaginative hedonism / Colin Campbell -- Social comparison, advertising, and consumer discontent / Marsha Richins -- Limits to satisfaction : diagnosis / William Leiss -- Goods as satisfiers / William Leiss, Stephen Kline, and Sut Jhally -- Introduction to fables of abundance / T.J. Jackson Lears -- Advertising / Ben Fine and Ellen Leopold -- The emergence of American television : the formative years ; Toward a new video order : the 1980s / J. Fred MacDonald -- Television and the structuring of experience / Robert Kubey and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi -- Theories of consumption in media studies / David Morley -- Household debt problems : toward a micro-macro linkage / Samuel Cameron -- pt. 8. Consumption and the environment -- Overview essay / Jonathan Harris -- The allocation and distribution of resources / Mark Sagoff -- Market and nonmarket determinants of private consumption and their impacts on the environment / Mario Cogoy -- Consumption : value added, physical transformation, and welfare / Herman Daly -- Creating the affluent society / Clive Ponting -- Natural resource consumption / World Resources Institute -- The environmental costs of consumption / Alan Durning -- Creating a sustainable materials economy / John E. Young and Aaron Sachs.
pt. 9. Globalization and consumer culture -- Overview essay / Kevin Gallagher -- Development and the elimination of poverty / Nathan Keyfitz -- Third World consumer culture / Russell W. Belk -- Positional goods, conspicuous consumption, and the international demonstration effect reconsidered / Jeffrey James -- Advertising in nonaffluent societies : Galbraith revisited / Jeffrey James and Stephen Lister -- The culture-ideology of consumerism in the Third World ; The culture-ideology of consumerism in urban China / Leslie Sklair -- Transnational advertising : some considerations of the impact on peripheral societies / Noreene Janus -- Transnational corporations and Third World consumption : implications for competitive strategies / Rhys Jenkins -- Gross national consumption in the United States : implications for Third World development / Thomas Walz and Edward Canda -- pt. 10. Visions of an alternative -- Overview essay / Neva R. Goodwin -- Economic possibilities for our grandchildren / John Maynard Keynes -- Alternatives to mass consumption / Jerome M. Segal -- Exiting the squirrel cage / Juliet Schor -- How to bring joy into our economics / Tibor Scitovsky -- Qualitative growth / Fred Block -- The poverty of affluence : new alternatives / Paul Wachtel -- A culture of permanence / Alan Durning -- Living more simply and civilizational revitalization / Duane Elgin -- Subject index -- Name index.
"The Consumer Society provides brief summaries of the most important and influential writings on the economic, environmental, ethical, and social implications of a consumer society and consumer lifestyles. It is an essential guide to the field and will interest anyone concerned with the deeper implications of consumerism. It is the second volume in the Frontier Issues in Economic Thought series, which provides surveys of the most significant writings in emergent areas of economics."--Jacket.
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