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Packard, Vance 1914-1996

Overview
Works: 270 works in 1,575 publications in 7 languages and 24,384 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Composer, Lyricist
Classifications: HF5822, 301.44
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The hidden persuaders by Vance Packard( Book )

203 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 3,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the motivation research people, the advertising agency psychologists who analyze consumer desires and find out how to make people buy the things the agencies are paid to promote. Personalities, techniques, symbols, and approaches are discussed and some of the leading ad psychologists are interviewed
The waste makers by Vance Packard( Book )

119 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The average American family throws away about 750 metal cans each year. In the Orient, a fmily lucky enough to gain possession of a metal can treasures it and puts it to work in some way, if only as a flower pot." In America it was gound "that each individual man, woman and child was using up to an average of eighteen tons of materials a year". The author of The Hidden Persuaders and The Status Seekers mordantly surveys the methods that have arisen in America to combat the great economic bogey of this century - over-production. "Planned obsolescence" of so-called consumer "durables" has, he contends, been one important method in the years of "growth-manship" since the end of World War II. Other no less insidious means have been promoted - the worship of "consumerism", the encouragement of waste, the temptations of encouragement of waste, the temptations of limitless H.P. borrowing (even children are being extorted to take advantage of "credit cards"), the suggestion that anything "used" is shaming to its owner, the ecalation of self-indulgence and the planned chaos that leaves the buyer bewildered and helpless amid that shambles of phoney "price-cuts", "sales prices", "special discounts", etc. Mr. Packard emphasises, too, the effect this is having on the natural resources of the planet, for the "Americans have used more of the world's resources in the past 40 years than all the people of the world had used in the 4,000 years of recorded history up to 1914". In the feckless and sometimes unscrupulous scramble to achieve consumption as an end in itself, he sees an erosion of the traditional American virtues - hard work, thrift, maintenance and preservation. He suggests that there is an unbalance between the glossy gadgetry of private industry and the poverty of public services, and that money spent in the public sector is just as much part of the "national product" as money spent on gold-plated tooth-brushes. This is a fascinating and frightening book. Industrial countries of the Western World ten to follow where America leads, and already we in Britain can detect the development of similar tendencies. Every thoughtful reader will assess the extent of the deterioration in morals implicit in the spree of consumption and waste which is here so factually, corageously and amusingly described. (Inside cover)
The naked society by Vance Packard( Book )

82 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the invasion of privacy in the United States by government, business, and education. Describes surveillance techniques and tools of investigative experts
A nation of strangers by Vance Packard( Book )

34 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the massive uprooting and the fragmentation of our society as people move from job to job and city to city
The status seekers : an exploration of class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, your community, your future by Vance Packard( Book )

52 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the informal class system in America and the characteristics of the individual social levels
The people shapers by Vance Packard( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines projects and developments in several scientific fields that are concerned with the physical modifications and behavior control of humans, including genetic engineering, bionics, and programming behavior
The sexual wilderness : the contemporary upheaval in male-female relationships by Vance Packard( Book )

32 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, on the basis of his own research and consultations with doctors, psychologists, sociologists, teachers, clergy and others, offers an analysis of the values governing sexual relations, and the resulting behavior, in the United States and selected foreign countries today
The pyramid climbers by Vance Packard( Book )

40 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and Japanese and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author writes about American business executives subjected to training programs, screened by psychiatrists and stimulated by a frantic desire for success. He tells why many of them stop advancing far short of the peak of their particular corporate pyramid
Our endangered children : growing up in a changing world by Vance Packard( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines America's child-rearing institutions and cultural trends affecting the young, such as divorce and families in which both parents work, identifies their potentially harmful affects, and offers specific advice for creating a nurturing environment
The ultra rich : how much is too much? by Vance Packard( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews thirty men and women who have an average net worth of $330 million in an effort to investigate trends in modern society
The status seekers by Vance Packard( Book )

59 editions published between 1959 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American social classes in the 1950s : selections from Vance Packard's The Status seekers by Vance Packard( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die geheimen Verführer Der Griff nach dem Unbewussten in jedermann by Vance Packard( Book )

41 editions published between 1957 and 1992 in German and English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal IQ; the human side of animals by Vance Packard( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La persuasion clandestine by Vance Packard( Book )

41 editions published between 1958 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réimpression d'un best-seller des années 1950. On y explique comment la recherche socio-psychologique, et en particulier la recherche sur la motivation, est utilisée dans la publicité et les relations publiques. Le lecteur apprend ici de quelle façon il est "manipulé" dans tous les domaines de la vie quotidienne
Die grosse Verschwendung by Vance Packard( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 1966 in German and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The status seekers : an exploration of class behaviour in America by Vance Packard( Book )

35 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to pick a mate : the guide to a happy marriage by Clifford R Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sexual wilderness; the upheaval in male-female relationships: the breakup of traditional morality: new trends in sexual behavior among the young by Vance Packard( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die wehrlose Gesellschaft by Vance Packard( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the right of privacy in the United States by government, business, and education. Describes surveillance techniques and tools of investigative reports
 
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The hidden persuaders
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The waste makersAmerican social classes in the 1950s : selections from Vance Packard's The Status seekers
Alternative Names
Oakley, Packard Vance 1914-1996

Oakley, Vance 1914-1996

Packard, Vance

Packard, Vance 1914-1996

Packard, Vance O.

Packard, Vance O. 1914-1996

Packard, Vance O. (Vance Oakley), 1914-1996

Packard, Vance Oakley.

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Packard, Vance Oakley 1914-1996

Packard, Vence Oakley 1914-1996

Vance Packard

Vance Packard American journalist

Vance Packard Amerikaans journalist (1914-1996)

Vance Packard amerykański dziennikarz i krytyk społeczeństwa

Vance Packard gazetar amerikan

Vance Packard giornalista e sociologo statunitense

Vance Packard iriseoir Meiriceánach

Vance Packard journaliste américain

Vance Packard periodista estadounidense

Vance Packard periodista estatunidenc

Vance Packard US-amerikanischer Publizist

Ванс Паккард

ואנס פקרד עיתונאי אמריקאי

פאקארד, ואנס אוקלי 1914-1996

פקרד, ונס אוקלי 1914-1996

فانس باكارد

فانس باكارد صحفي أمريكي

فانس بكارد، 1914-1996

ونس پکارد

패카드, 밴스 오클리 1914-1996

팩카드, 밴스 오클리 1914-1996

팩카아드 V. 1914-1996

팩커드, 밴스 1914-1996

팩커드, 벤스 1914-1996

パッカード, V

パッカード, ヴァンス

Languages
English (694)

German (74)

French (40)

Spanish (21)

Japanese (13)

Turkish (1)

Korean (1)