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Coercion: Why We Listen to What "They" Say
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Riverhead Books
Publication date October 1, 2000
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781573228299
ISBN-10 157322829X
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Argues that bosses, so-called experts, and authorities real and imaginary have taken over much of the decision-making power in our lives, and explains how the new technologies and media innovations are being co-opted to shape our world and to damage individual initiative. Reprint. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Noted media pundit and author of Playing the Future Douglas Rushkoff gives a devastating critique of the influence techniques behind our culture of rampant consumerism. With a skilled analysis of how experts in the fields of marketing, advertising, retail atmospherics, and hand-selling attempt to take away our ability to make rational decisions, Rushkoff delivers a bracing account of media ecology today, consumerism in America, and why we buy what we buy, helping us recognize when we're being treated like consumers instead of human beings.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781573221153
 
from Riverhead Books (August 1, 1999); titled "Coercion: Why We Listen to What "They" Say"
9781573221153 | details & prices | 321 pages | 5.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Argues that bosses, so-called experts, and authorities real and imaginary have taken over much of the decision-making power in our lives, and explains how the new technologies and media innovations are being co-opted to shape our world and to damage individual initiative
Paperback
Book cover for 9781573228299
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Riverhead Books (October 1, 2000); titled "Coercion: Why We Listen to What "They" Say"
9781573228299 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Argues that bosses, so-called experts, and authorities real and imaginary have taken over much of the decision-making power in our lives, and explains how the new technologies and media innovations are being co-opted to shape our world and to damage individual initiative.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781559275606
 
With David Griffith (other contributor) | Abridged edition from St Martins Pr (September 1, 1999); titled "Coercion: Why We Listen to What "They" Say"
9781559275606 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Details the many coercive sales tactics used by companies and how we empower ourselves to counteract them.

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