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Con$umed : how markets corrupt children, infantilize adults, and swallow citizens whole / Benjamin R. Barber.

by Barber, Benjamin R.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, N. Y. : W. W. Norton & Company, c2007Description: x, 406 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0393049612.Other title: Consumed | How markets corrupt children, infantilize adults, and swallow citizens whole.Subject(s): Consumption (Economics) -- United States | Consumer behavior -- United States | Child consumers -- United States | Capitalism -- United States | Materialism -- United States -- Social aspects | Mass society | United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-DDC classification: 339.460973 B234 Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
The birth of consumers -- Capitalism triumphant and the infantilist ethos -- From protestantism to puerility -- The eclipse of citizens -- Infantilizing consumers: the coming of kidults -- Privatizing citizens: the making of civic schizophrenia -- Branding identities: the loss of meaning -- Totalizing society: the end of diversity -- The fate of citizens -- Resisting consumerism: can capitalism cure itself? -- Overcoming civic schizophrenia: restoring citizenship in a world of interdependence.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-381) and index.

The birth of consumers -- Capitalism triumphant and the infantilist ethos -- From protestantism to puerility -- The eclipse of citizens -- Infantilizing consumers: the coming of kidults -- Privatizing citizens: the making of civic schizophrenia -- Branding identities: the loss of meaning -- Totalizing society: the end of diversity -- The fate of citizens -- Resisting consumerism: can capitalism cure itself? -- Overcoming civic schizophrenia: restoring citizenship in a world of interdependence.

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