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Title Consuming desires : consumption, culture, and the pursuit of happiness / edited by Roger Rosenblatt.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Island Press, [1999]

Subject Consumption (Economics) -- United States.
Consumer behavior -- United States.
Individualism -- United States.
Mass society.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Alt Name Rosenblatt, Roger.
Description viii, 230 pages ; 24 cm
Note "A Shearwater book"--Verso t.p.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-215) and index.
Contents Introduction / Roger Rosenblatt -- One world of consumers / William Greider -- What's wrong with consumer society? : competitive spending and the "new consumerism" / Juliet Schor -- Consuming for love / Edward N. Luttwak -- False connections / Alex Kotlowitz -- Oh, Isaac, oh, Bernard, oh, Mohan / Bharati Mukherjee -- Consuming nature / Bill McKibben -- A news consumer's Bill of Rights / Suzanne Braun Levine -- When we devoured books / André Schiffrin -- Movies and the selling of desire / Molly Haskell -- The ecology of giving and consuming / David W. Orr -- It all begins with housework / Jane Smiley -- Equipoise / Martin E. Marty -- Can't get that extinction crisis out of my mind / Stephanie Mills.
ISBN 1559635355
OCLC # 40912677
Table of Contents
 Introduction / Roger Rosenblatt1
 One World of Consumers / William Greider23
 What's Wrong with Consumer Society? Competitive Spending and the "New Consumerism" / Juliet Schor37
 Consuming for Love / Edward N. Luttwak51
 False Connections / Alex Kotlowitz65
 Oh, Isaac, Oh, Bernard, Oh, Mohan / Bharati Mukherjee73
 Consuming Nature / Bill McKibben87
 A News Consumer's Bill of Rights / Suzanne Braun Levine97
 When We Devoured Books / Andre Schiffrin111
 Movies and the Selling of Desire / Molly Haskell123
 The Ecology of Giving and Consuming / David W. Orr137
 It All Begins with Housework / Jane Smiley155
 Equipoise / Martin E. Marty173
 Can't Get That Extinction Crisis Out of My Mind / Stephanie Mills193
 About the Authors217