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Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole
Consumed How Markets Corrupt Children Infantilize Adults and Swallow Citizens Whole
Author: Benjamin R. Barber
A piercing and vital look at how capitalism is consuming U.S. society. — An apt sequel to Benjamin R. Barber's best-selling Jihad vs. McWorld, Consumed offers a wrenching portrait of how adult consumers are infantilized in a global economy that overproduces goods and targets children as consumers in a market where there are never en...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780393049619
ISBN-10: 0393049612
Publication Date: 3/19/2007
Pages: 320
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Publisher: W. W. Norton
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Not the light read one might suppose. Though it is not academic, there is a good deal of political history and philosophy to support his assertion that the outcome of advanced capitalism as practiced in the U.S. is infantilism of adults. The last third of the book looks at responses to excessive marketing and consumption, and the author's prescription for correcting capitalism's excesses.
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