Consumed

Author : Benjamin R. Barber
ISBN : 340657159X
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Ein neues Ethos prägt das Gesicht des globalen Kapitalismus: überflüssige Güter werden in großer Zahl produziert, Kinder zu Konsumenten gemacht und Erwachsene in infantile Schnäppchenjäger transformiert. Zielte früher die Wirtschaft auf die Herstellung richtiger und nützlicher Produkte, so ist die neue verbraucherorientierte Ökonomie darauf aus, Bedürfnisse und Marken zu schaffen. An die Stelle eines demokratischen Kapitalismus ist eine infantile Konsumwelt getreten, deren Pathologien die Freiheit der liberalen Welt bedrohen.
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Consumed

Author : Kate Cann
ISBN : 9780545263887
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A new manager brings many changes to Morton's Keep, capitalizing on its gothic atmosphere and history, but Rayne sees ominous signs indicating that the one thing that has not changed is the evil presence she had thought was destroyed.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Consumed

Author : Sarah Elton
ISBN : 9780226093765
Genre : Cooking
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By 2050, the world population is expected to reach nine billion. And the challenge of feeding this rapidly growing population is being made greater by climate change, which will increasingly wreak havoc on the way we produce our food. At the same time, we have lost touch with the soil—few of us know where our food comes from, let alone how to grow it—and we are at the mercy of multinational corporations who control the crops and give little thought to the damage their methods are inflicting on the planet. Our very future is at risk. In Consumed, Sarah Elton walks fields and farms on three continents, not only investigating the very real threats to our food, but also telling the little-known stories of the people who are working against time to create a new and hopeful future. From the mountains of southern France to the highlands of China, from the crowded streets of Nairobi to the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, we meet people from all walks of life who are putting together an alternative to the omnipresent industrial food system. In the arid fields of rural India we meet a farmer who has transformed her community by selling organic food directly to her neighbors. We visit a laboratory in Toronto where scientists are breeding a new kind of rice seed that they claim will feed the world. We learn about Italy’s underground food movement; how university grads are returning to the fields in China, Greece, and France; and how in Detroit, plots of vacant land planted with kale and carrots can help us see what’s possible. Food might be the problem, but as Elton shows, it is also the solution. The food system as we know it was assembled in a few decades—and if it can be built that quickly, it can be reassembled and improved in the same amount of time. Elton here lays out the targets we need to meet by the year 2050. The stories she tells give us hope for avoiding a daunting fate and instead help us to believe in a not-too-distant future when we can all sit at the table.
Category: Cooking

Consumed How Markets Corrupt Children Infantilize Adults And Swallow Citizens Whole

Author : Benjamin R. Barber
ISBN : 0393070395
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Powerful and disturbing. No one who cares about the future of our public life can afford to ignore this book." —Jackson Lears A powerful sequel to Benjamin R. Barber's best-selling Jihad vs. McWorld, Consumed offers a vivid portrait of an overproducing global economy that targets children as consumers in a market where there are never enough shoppers and where the primary goal is no longer to manufacture goods but needs. To explain how and why this has come about, Barber brings together extensive empirical research with an original theoretical framework for understanding our contemporary predicament. He asserts that in place of the Protestant ethic once associated with capitalism—encouraging self-restraint, preparing for the future, protecting and self-sacrificing for children and community, and other characteristics of adulthood—we are constantly being seduced into an "infantilist" ethic of consumption.
Category: Business & Economics

Being Consumed

Author : William T. Cavanaugh
ISBN : 9780802845610
Genre : Business & Economics
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Should Christians be for or against the free market? For or against globalization? How are we to live in a world of scarcity? William Cavanaugh uses Christian resources to incisively address basic economic matters -- the free market, consumer culture, globalization, and scarcity -- arguing that we should not just accept these as givens but should instead change the terms of the debate.Among other things, Cavanaugh discusses how God, in the Eucharist, forms us to consume and be consumed rightly. Examining pathologies of desire in contemporary "free market" economies, Being Consumed puts forth a positive and inspiring vision of how the body of Christ can engage in economic alternatives. At every turn, Cavanaugh illustrates his theological analysis with concrete examples of Christian economic practices.
Category: Business & Economics

Consumed

Author : Ryzal Marzuki
ISBN : 1465305955
Genre : Poetry
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Consumed is a collection of love notes & poetry that were written in yearning, to find a perfect heart and perfect soul. It is written in an idealistic, pure form, of wanting to be in love, to be loved - to be consumed.
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Consumed How We Buy Class In Modern Britain

Author : Harry Wallop
ISBN : 9780007457090
Genre : Social Science
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‘Harry Wallop is one of the sharpest and funniest journalists writing in Britain today. He has an instinct for the killer detail that truly brings a story to life.' – Jay Rayner This is the story of how we became defined by what we consume.
Category: Social Science

Consumed

Author : Joseph Pontillo
ISBN : 1524653640
Genre : Fiction
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This book is about love, deep love adoration, arrogance, self righteousness, and over powering consumed hatred and revenge which is and becomes over the top uncontrollable hatred that lingers for decades. There is a fine line between love and hate. Anyone who has ever been in any kind of a relationship in life can attest to that.
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Consumed Rethinking Business In The Era Of Mindful Spending

Author : Andrew Benett
ISBN : 0230110525
Genre : Business & Economics
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As the effects of the global recession linger, consumers everywhere are changing their purchasing patterns, paying greater attention to what and why they are buying, and from whom. While many feel rampant spending is hard-wired into the modern psyche and that we will be back to our wasteful ways soon enough, there are clear indications of a permanent shift in the way we shop. Even before the economic downturn, consumers' definitions of value had begun to change. People were becoming more mindful about their purchases and more attuned to the social and environmental implications of their choices. To better understand this important evolution and its ramifications for business, Andrew Benett and Anne O'Reilly launched a groundbreaking study on the New Consumer and the escalating dissatisfaction over hyperconsumerism. Here, for the first time, is an in-depth look at the new face of the global consumer, showing that: • A significant majority in the seven markets surveyed are deeply worried about the direction in which our consumption-obsessed society is moving. They believe people have become both physically and mentally lazy, and that, as a society, we have lost sight of what truly matters. • Two-thirds believe they would be better off if they lived more simply, and a quarter say they would be happier if they owned fewer things. • Half of Americans surveyed are deriving a sense of satisfaction from reducing their purchases during the downturn, and three-quarters are feeling good about cutting back on the amount of waste they create. • A majority of Americans have no intention of going back to their old shopping patterns, even when the economy rebounds. Now, as the consumer voice signals its changed priorities, forward-thinking companies are responding by rejecting excess and artificiality in favor of products and communications that offer authenticity, substance, and interconnectedness—all values today's more mindful consumer craves. In this book, the brand experts look at corporations as diverse as Glenmorangie and Wal-Mart to see what lessons they can offer to businesses attempting to grow in the postconsumerism era. They also spoke with corporate leaders in a variety of industries to learn how they are recasting their businesses and brands in order to prepare for the changes ahead. Through cutting-edge research and a sharp look at new industry models, Consumed provides real direction for marketers and managers.
Category: Business & Economics