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The Resource The challenge of affluence : self-control and well-being in the United States and Britain since 1950, Avner Offer

The challenge of affluence : self-control and well-being in the United States and Britain since 1950, Avner Offer

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The challenge of affluence : self-control and well-being in the United States and Britain since 1950
Title
The challenge of affluence
Title remainder
self-control and well-being in the United States and Britain since 1950
Statement of responsibility
Avner Offer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since the 1940s Americans and Britons have experienced rising material abundance, but also a range of social and personal disorders, including family breakdown, obesity and addiction. Drawing on the latest cognitive research, Avner Offer presents a detailed and reasoned critique of the modern consumer society
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Offer, Avner
Dewey number
306.3094109045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Wealth
  • Wealth
  • Wealth
  • Wealth
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Wealth
  • Economic man
Label
The challenge of affluence : self-control and well-being in the United States and Britain since 1950, Avner Offer
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2006
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
I: Evaluating affluence -- Economic welfare measurement and human well-being -- Passions and interests: self-control and well-being -- Choice: myopic and rational -- The economy of regard -- II: In the market place -- The mask of intimacy: advertising and the quality of life -- Body weight and self-control -- Household appliances and the use of time -- The American automobile frenzy of the 1950s -- Driving prudently: American and European -- III: Self and others -- Affluence and the pursuit of status -- Inequality hurts -- All you need is love? Mating since the 1950s -- Women and children last: the retreat from commitment
Control code
ocn762952327
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st paparback ed
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 454 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191696015
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)762952327
Label
The challenge of affluence : self-control and well-being in the United States and Britain since 1950, Avner Offer
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2006
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
I: Evaluating affluence -- Economic welfare measurement and human well-being -- Passions and interests: self-control and well-being -- Choice: myopic and rational -- The economy of regard -- II: In the market place -- The mask of intimacy: advertising and the quality of life -- Body weight and self-control -- Household appliances and the use of time -- The American automobile frenzy of the 1950s -- Driving prudently: American and European -- III: Self and others -- Affluence and the pursuit of status -- Inequality hurts -- All you need is love? Mating since the 1950s -- Women and children last: the retreat from commitment
Control code
ocn762952327
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st paparback ed
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 454 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191696015
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)762952327

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