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Title Consumer culture [Gale Virtual Reference Library electronic resource] / Heidi Watkins, book editor.

Imprint Detroit, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, 2011.
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Description 1 online resource (104 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.).
Series Issues that concern you
Gale virtual reference library
Issues that concern you.
Note Description based on print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Consumer culture harms society / Benjamin Barber, interviewed by Kimberly Palmer -- Consumer culture benefits society / Howard Bloom -- Consumer culture harms children and teens / Madeline Levine -- Teen spending habits have changed / Natalie Zmuda -- Rejecting consumerism is beneficial / Robert Llewellyn -- Rejecting consumerism is not realistic / Tim Cavanaugh -- High socio-economic status causes depression / Peter Dodson -- Advertising is to blame for overconsumption / Jean Kilbourne -- Human instinct is to blame for overconsumption / John Naish -- American consumers are becoming more careful spenders / Noreen O'Leary.
Summary Explores the issues surrounding consumer culture. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.
Subject Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects -- United States.
Consumers -- United States.
Materialism -- Social aspects.
Added Author Watkins, Heidi, editor.
Gale Group.
Other Form: Original 9780737752069 (DLC) 2010038105
ISBN 9780737759235 (electronic book)
9780737752069 (hardcover)
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