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Affluenza!

by James Sherman

  • 55 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Samuel French in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Avarice -- Drama.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby James Sherman.
    GenreDrama.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3569.H426 A69 2006
    The Physical Object
    Pagination115 p. ;
    Number of Pages115
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16293039M
    ISBN 100573632359
    LC Control Number2007540614

    The bulk of Affluenza sums up the issues from various different angles. It delves into the history of consumerism and how interest groups have their hold on the current system. As the book progresses it hints as various solutions to the problems which are pretty much of /5. Ethan Anthony Couch (born Ap ) is an American who at age 16 killed four people while driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs on J , in Burleson, was intoxicated, driving on a restricted license and speeding in a residential area when he lost control, colliding with a group of people assisting another driver with a disabled for: The "affluenza" defense.

    Affluenza is a one-hour television special that explores the high social and environmental costs of materialism and overconsumption. Here you can learn more about the show, get an Affluenza. The book seeks to show that affluenza is “economically inefficient, the root cause of environmental destruction and that it worsens global inequality”, and to “broaden the menu from which.

    In chapters with titles like "Swollen Expectations" and "A Rash of Bankruptcies, " "Affluenza" uses the whimsical metaphor of a disease to tackle a very serious subject: the damage done--to our health, our families, our communities, and our environment--by the obsessive quest for material gain/5(7).   affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. We tried to warn you! The economic collapse proved how resilient and dangerous affluenza can be. Now in its third edition, this book can safely be called prophetic in showing how problems ranging from loneliness, endless working hours, Price: $


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Affluenza! by James Sherman Download PDF EPUB FB2

“ Affluenza is a sober indictment of the excesses and sheer waste in our increasingly consumer-oriented society. We would Affluenza! book be well served to read the book and pass it on to relatives, friends, and neighbors in the hopes of creating a great public conversation around how to eradicate the affluenza pandemic.”/5(35).

This book is about the alleged evils of a virus called "affluenza" and how it can be cured. According to the author, the English speaking world is swept by this terrible virus. The most infected are also the most affluent/5.

Whether you read this book for pleasure or as an educator with an eye towards classroom use, Affluenza is a highly readable analysis of a phenomenon that is affecting not only Americans, but people the world by: “ Affluenza is a sober indictment of the excesses and sheer waste in our increasingly consumer-oriented society.

We would all be well served to read the book and pass it on to relatives, friends, and neighbors in the hopes of creating a great Affluenza! book conversation around how to eradicate the affluenza pandemic.”/5(54).

Affluenza book. Read 11 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Based on two highly acclaimed PBS documentaries watched by 10 million vie /5. This book is about our serious addiction to consumption: affluenza.

Since the Industrial Revolution, we’ve become addicted to shopping, believing we can buy happiness. Affluenza affects us and our society like a disease, and this book offers advice on how we can immunize ourselves against it.

Anyone interested in sociology. Affluenza seeks to diagnose and treat the disease of overconsumption that its three authors, John de Graaf, David Wann and Thomas H. Naylor, believe to be a serious threat to both the human species and the rest of the planet.

Accordingly, the book is divided into three main parts: a discussion of the symptoms of affluenza, an analysis of its causes, and suggestions for some possible cures. From book groups to congregations to classrooms, Affluenzahas become an enduring classic—not only for its insight into the emptiness and unsustainability of a system based on ever-expanding consumption but also for boldly pointing a wayFile Size: KB.

The informational yet entertaining book, "Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic", by John De Graaf, David Wann, and Thomas Naylor showed me how much Americans really spend. This book was written to enlighten readers about how much Americans spend, and the epidemic to have to have something, as soon as it comes out/5.

Whether you read this book for pleasure or as an educator with an eye towards classroom use, Affluenza is a highly readable analysis of a phenomenon that is affecting not /5(79).

A quote to summarise the book: pg "Since the early 's Australia has been infected by affluenza, a growing and unhealthy preoccupation with money and material things.

This illness is constantly reinforcing itself at both the individual and the social levels, const The concepts and ideas explored in this book really resonated with me/5.

Affluenza: How to Be Successful and Stay Sane by Oliver James pp, Vermillion, £ In his book Britain on the Couch, Oliver James Author: William Leith. Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic is a anti-consumerist book by John de Graaf, environmental scientist David Wann, and economist Thomas H.

Naylor. Viewing consumerism (with its accompanying overwork and dissatisfaction) as a deliberately spread disease, the book consists of three parts—symptoms, origins, and : John de Graaf, David Wann, and Thomas H.

Naylor. Authors John De Graaf, David Wann, and Thomas H. Naylor introduce us to what they call “affluenza” in their book, Affluenza: How Overconsumption is Killing Us–and How to Fight Back. Treating it as a deliberately spread disease, they explain the symptoms, the origin, and the treatment.

Affluenza. Af-flu-en-za (n). The bloated, sluggish and unfulfilled feeling that results from efforts to keep up with the Joneses. An epidemic of stress, overwork, waste and indebtedness caused by dogged pursuit of the Australian dream.

In cleverly titled chapters like ""Swollen Expectations"" and ""A Rash of Bankruptcies,"" the authors examine the origins, evolution, and symptoms of the affluenza epidemic. Yet they also explore cures and suggest strategies for rebuilding families and communities and for restoring and respecting the earth/5.

affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. We tried to warn you. The economic collapse proved how resilient and dangerous affluenza can be.

Now in its third edition, this book can safely be called prophetic in showing how problems ranging from loneliness, endless working hours, Brand: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Sure, Affluenza is a polemic, but it’s a powerful one.

Sure, some of the book’s more startling factual assertions are, on closer examination, somewhat distorted. But 8/10(). affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. We tried to warn you. The economic collapse proved how resilient and dangerous affluenza can be.

Now in its third edition, this book can safely be called prophetic in showing how problems ranging from loneliness, endless working hours, and 3/5(8). There is currently an epidemic of 'affluenza' throughout the world - an obsessive, envious, keeping-up-with-the-Joneses - that has resulted in huge increases in depression and anxiety among millions.

Over a nine-month period, bestselling author Oliver James travelled around the world to try and find out why.4/5(). Book Description NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED affluenza, n.

a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. We tried to warn you!

The economic collapse proved how resilient and dangerous affluenza can be.Affluenza, the book, is as wildly informative and entertaining as the video! It's got to be one of the wittiest, most dynamic treatments of the linked problems of our frenetic lives and the destruction of the planet.

The energy of this book is just incredible. Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent book publisher and has been voted "Publisher of the Year" thirteen times including the inaugural award in and eleven times since Affluenza - Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss - - Allen & Unwin - Australia.