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The Crisis of Consumerism

By Brockhoff, Gene

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Library Journal

Starred Review on May 1, 2011  |  Media

Cleverly mixing visual imagery and academic discourse, filmmaker Brockhoff here examines America's contemporary materialistic consumer society. He interweaves onscreen and offscreen excerpts from interviews with experts and average Americans to trace how advertising, peer pressure, and affluence have motivated Americans to define themselves by their c...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2010

Gr 9 Up—Few would dispute that one of the hallmarks of the last half-century was the amazing post-World War II rise in consumerism. While the recent international economic turndown may have affected that mindset to some degree, citizens of the world's "have" nations continue to pursue materialistic goods while those in traditionally "have not" countries look for ways to join the party. That phenomenon is examined here in terms of its sociological, historical, political, economic, and ecological impact as well as the roles of adver...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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