Not Buying It My Year Without Shopping
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Description: Shocked by the commerce in everything from pet cloning to patriotism, frightened by the downward spiral of her finances and that of the trash-strewn earth, Judith Levine enlists her partner, Paul, in a radical experiment: to forgo all but the most necessary purchases for an entire year. Without consumer goods and experiences, Judith and Paul pursue their careers, nurture relationships, and try to keep their sanity, their identities, and their sense of humor intact. Tracking their progress -- and inevitable lapses -- Levine contemplates need and desire, scarcity and security, consumerism and citizenship. She asks the Big Questions: Can the economy survive without shopping? Are Q-tips necessary? Not Buying Itis the confession of a woman any reader can identify with: someone who can't live without French roast coffee or SmartWool socks but who has had it up to here with overconsumption and its effects on the earth and everyone who dwells there. For the humor and intelligence of its insights, the refreshment of its skepticism, and the surprises of its conclusions,Not Buying Itis sure to be on anyone's list of Necessities.
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 2/27/2007
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
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|February: Consumer Psychology|
|March: New and Improved|
|April: In/Voluntary Simplicity|
|June: Redistribution of Wealth|
|July: Structural Adjustments|
|August: Memories of Underdevelopment|
|September: Security Fraud|
|October: Brand America|
|November: The Ownership Society|