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Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole

 
 
 
 
Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole
Author: Benjamin R. Barber
ISBN 13: 9780393330892
ISBN 10: 393330893
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2008-03-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $17.95
 
 

"Powerful and disturbing. No one who cares about the future of our public life can afford to ignore this book."—Jackson Lears

The New York Times - Pamela Paul

With his latest book, Barber, a political theorist at the University of Maryland, returns to familiar territory. But if Jihad provided an answer to the ubiquitous post-9/11 question "Why do they hate us?," the question behind Consumed seems to be "Who wouldn't?"

Barber, for one, is put off by much of what global capitalism has wrought. Hollywood movies are cartoonish and trashy; kids reared on video games and fast food miss out on childhood's meaningful pleasures; life at the mall is soulless; much of popular culture is dreck. How all this came about takes up the bulk of his book.