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Consuming Desires: Consumption, Culture, and the Pursuit of Happiness
By Roger Rosenblatt (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Island Pr
Publication date June 1, 1999
Pages 230
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781559635356
ISBN-10 1559635355
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $45.00
§As reported by publisher
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Essays discuss the foundations of consumer culture and its impact on people and the environment, and look at what this reveals about the American character
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Those who don't yet have an American standard of living usually want it, yet it would take three whole Earths to provide this for everyone alive today. This text brings together a group of writers to explore and resolve the paradox, including Jane Smiley (author of "A Thousand Acres"), Bill McKibben (author of "The End of Nature) and Juliet Schor (author of "The Overspent American"). They investigate the roots of consumer culture and its meanings for us. The authors do not offer easy solutions for the future, rather, they seek to provide a deeper understanding of how far the issues reach into our societies and into our sense of ourselves.

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from Island Pr (June 1, 1999)
9781559635356 | details & prices | 230 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $45.00
About: Essays discuss the foundations of consumer culture and its impact on people and the environment, and look at what this reveals about the American character
Paperback
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from Island Pr (December 1, 2006)
9781597260893 | details & prices | 238 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $47.50
About: Consider this paradox: Ecologists estimate that it would take three planets Earth to provide an American standard of living to the entire world.

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