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Author: Roman Espejo
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English
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From the Publisher: Each volume in the Contemporary Issues Companion series provides readers with a wealth of information on topics of current interest. Focusing on important social issues, each anthology examines its subject in a variety of ways, from personal statistical articles to the most relevant commentaries and overview. Every essay is introduced with a brief summary of its main points and biographical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Literature
Juvenile works
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roman Espejo
ISBN: 9780737745078 073774507X 9780737745061 0737745061
OCLC Number: 317921626
Description: 231 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. What is the impact of consumerism? --
Consumption is linked to economic well-being / Kevin A. Hassett and Aparna Mathur --
Consumption is not an indicator of economic well-being / Virginia Postrel --
Consumerism may be linked to mental and emotional problems / Tori DeAngelis --
Consumerism is not linked to mental and emotional problems / Brendan O'Neill --
The consumption of luxury goods is changing among consumers / Knowledge@Wharton --
Luxury is not the same as consumer excess / Joseph Epstein --
2. What facilitates consumerism? --
Advertising promotes consumerism / Anup Shah --
Shopping addiction promotes consumerism / Charles Shaw --
Capitalism promotes consumerism / Rick Wolff --
Capitalism is confused with consumerism / Michael J. Foster --
The recession is hurting consumerism / Alex Williams --
The recession will not hurt consumerism / Zachary Karabell --
3. Is consumerism a problem? --
Consumerism harms children / Kris Berggren --
The dangers of consumerism for children are overstated / Karen Sternheimer --
The environmental movement has created green consumerism / Frank Furedi --
Rejecting consumerism can help the environment / Wendee Holtcamp --
Credit card consumerism creates debt / Stuart Vyse --
Credit card consumerism is ending / Kimberly Palmer --
4. Should consumerism be rejected? --
Consumerism should be rejected / Wanda Urbanska --
Rejecting consumerism is unrealistic / Reihan Salam --
Freeganism addresses the problems of consumerism / Sergio Burns --
Moderate consumerism is more practical than freeganism / Raina Kelley --
Consumerism conflicts with Christianity / The Christian Science Monitor --
Consumerism can benefit Christianity / Jeremy Lott.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Roman Espejo, editor.
Local System Bib Number:
172224

Abstract:

From the Publisher: Each volume in the Contemporary Issues Companion series provides readers with a wealth of information on topics of current interest. Focusing on important social issues, each anthology examines its subject in a variety of ways, from personal statistical articles to the most relevant commentaries and overview. Every essay is introduced with a brief summary of its main points and biographical information about the author, while the book's introduction presents a broad overview of the issues discussed. A perfect resource for both students and the general reader, the Contemporary Issues Companion series is sure to be a valued source of current and readable information.
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