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Schor, Juliet

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The overworked American : the unexpected decline of leisure by Juliet Schor( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pathbreaking book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever. The author presents the astonishing news that over the past twenty years our working hours have increased by the equivalent of one month per year, a dramatic spurt that has hit everybody: men and women, professionals as well as low paid workers. Why are we, unlike every other industrialized Western nation, repeatedly choosing money over time? And what can we do to get off the treadmill?
Born to buy : the commercialized child and the new consumer culture by Juliet Schor( Book )

36 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines advertising strategies that promote consumerism from the earliest ages, offering advice to parents and teachers on how to reverse the damaging effects of commercialism on developing children
The overspent American : upscaling, downshifting, and the new consumer by Juliet Schor( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juliet Schor presents original research showing how keeping up with the Joneses has evolved from keeping pace with one's neighbors and others in a similar social set to keeping up with a referent group that may include co-workers who earn five times one's own salary or television "friends" whose lifestyle is unattainable for the average person. The book also describes the growing backlash of people who are "downshifting" by working less, earning less, and finding balance by getting their lifestyles in sync with their values
Plenitude : the new economics of true wealth by Juliet Schor( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on recent developments in economic theory, social analysis, and ecological design as well as evidence from the cutting-edge people and places putting these ideas into practice, Plenitude is a road map for the next two decades. In encouraging us to value our gifts--nature, community, intelligence, and time--Schor offers the opportunity to participate in creating a world of wealth and well-being
Sustainable lifestyles and the quest for plenitude : case studies of the new economy( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The overspent American : why we want what we don't need( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film explains the cultural forces behind Americans overspending in order to demonstrate material success
The Golden age of capitalism : reinterpreting the postwar experience by Stephen A Marglin( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study seeks to understand the rise and fall of the golden age of monetarist capitalism enjoyed by Western countries from the end of World War II until the 1960s. Blending historical analysis with economic theory, it questions the basis of present policy-making and provides policy proposals
The consumer society reader by Juliet Schor( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Consumer Society Reader features a range of key works on the nature and evolution of consumer society. Included here is much-discussed work by leading critics such as Jean Baudrillard, Susan Bordo, Dick Hebdige, bell hooks, and Janice Radway. Also included is a full range of classics, such as Frankfurt School writers Adorno and Horkheimer on the Culture Industry; Thorstein Veblen's oft-cited writings on "conspicuous consumption"; Betty Friedan on the housewife's central role in consumer society; John Kenneth Galbraith's influential analysis of the "affluent society"; an
Sustainable planet : solutions for the twenty-first century by Herman E Daly( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen essays by well-known writers on sustainable living explore possiblilies for changing the way we live, looking at issues such as consumerism, overwork, lack of spirituality, loss of community, alienation from nature, and unsustainable development
Building a sustainable and desirable economy-in-society-in-nature by Robert Constanza( )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world has changed dramatically. We no longer live in a world relatively empty of humans and their artifacts. We now live in the zAnthropocene, y era in a full world where humans are dramatically altering our ecological life-support system. Our traditional economic concepts and models were developed in an empty world. If we are to create sustainable prosperity, if we seek zimproved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities, y we are going to need a new vision of the economy and its relationship to the rest of the world that is better adapted to the new conditions we face. We are going to need an economics that respects planetary boundaries, that recognizes the dependence of human well-being on social relations and fairness, and that recognizes that the ultimate goal is real, sustainable human well-being, not merely growth of material consumption. This new economics recognizes that the economy is embedded in a society and culture that are themselves embedded in an ecological life-support system, and that the economy cannot grow forever on this finite planet. In this report, we discuss the need to focus more directly on the goal of sustainable human well-being rather than merely GDP growth. This includes protecting and restoring nature, achieving social and intergenerational fairness (including poverty alleviation), stabilizing population, and recognizing the significant nonmarket contributions to human well-being from natural and social capital. To do this, we need to develop better measures of progress that go well beyond GDP and begin to measure human well-being and its sustainability more directly
Affluenza( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating look at one of the greatest social maladies of our time: overconsumption and materialism. Hosted by National Public Radio's Scott Simon, the program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities and the environment. With the help of historians and archival film, Affluenza reveals the forces that have dramatically transformed us from a nation that prizes thriftiness - with strong beliefs in 'plain living and high thinking' - into the ultimate consumer society"--Container
Voluntary simplicity : responding to consumer culture by Daniel Doherty( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past fifty years, the standard of living in most industrialized nations has risen dramatically, but the number of people describing themselves as content has remained steady or fallen. The result has been a growing desire to regain some of the virtues of simpler times, whether by forgoing luxuries, switching careers, or returning to nature. These essays reflect on the different facets of 'voluntary simplicity' and consumer culture, providing an historic view of the movement as well as a social-scientific analysis of its causes and effects
Do Americans shop too much? by Juliet Schor( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juliet Schor breaks a taboo by exposing Americans' shopping habits to moral society. Schor disapproves of unfettered private consumption, not only because we already use up so much, but also because overspending to bolster a sense of self does not lead to happiness. Along with her critique, Schor suggests intriguing ideas for making 'status' goods accessible for all - for example, imposing high taxes on expensive items to subsidize lines of affordable 'luxury' goods. A firestorm of responses follow from economist Robert Frank and others
Lauren Greenfield : generation wealth by Lauren Greenfield( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years. Greenfield has traveled the world -- from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China -- bearing witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. Provoking serious reflection, this book is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost"--
Financial openness and national autonomy : opportunities and constraints by Tariq Banuri( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the effect that internationalization and deregulation of financial markets has had on the ability of governments of developing countries to control their own fiscal and monetary policy
Shop 'til you drop : the crisis of consumerism( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are we too materialistic? Are we willfully trashing the planet in our pursuit of things? And what's the source of all this frenetic consumer energy and desire anyway? In a fast-paced tour of the ecological and psychological terrain of American consumer culture, Shop 'Til You Drop challenges us to confront these questions head-on. Taking aim at the high-stress, high-octane pace of fast-lane materialism, the film moves beneath the seductive surfaces of the commercial world to show how the flip side of accumulation is depletion -- the slow, steady erosion of both natural resources and basic human values. In the end, Shop 'Til You Drop helps us make sense of the economic turbulence of the moment, providing an unflinching, riveting look at the relationship between the limits of consumerism and our never-ending pursuit of happiness"--Container
True wealth : how and why millions of Americans are creating a time-rich, ecologically light, small-scale, high-satisfaction economy by Juliet Schor( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In True Wealth, economist Juliet B. Schor rejects the sacrifice message, with the insight that social innovations and new technology can simultaneously enhance our lives and protect the planet. Schor shares examples of urban farmers, DIY renovators, and others working outside the conventional market to illuminate the path away from the work-and-spend cycle and toward a new world rich in time, creativity, information, and community
Capital, the state, and labour : a global perspective by Juliet Schor( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tunnel vision : labor, the world economy, and Central America by Daniel J Cantor( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is this place great or what : copia : retail, thrift, and dark stores, 2001-11 by Brian Ulrich( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This long-awaited first monograph presents Brian Ulrich's decade-long exploration of the shifting tectonic plates that make up American consumerism. The photographer focuses in part on the architectural legacies of a retail-driven economy in the midst of collapse--shopping malls on the brink of demolition, empty big box stores and other retail structures in transition. But Ulrich does more than sketch the fraying surfaces of a shopping-obsessed culture; he also offers clear-eyed yet sympathetic portraits of teenaged shoppers lost in reverie over a pair of shoes, thrift-store mavens determined to find the best deal and families in search of that perfect purchase. Cinematic and utterly engrossing, these portraits are interspersed among the forlorn landscapes of empty parking lots and foreclosed malls. Ulrich gets under the skin of the current financial crisis, tracing a palpable economic trajectory from irrational exuberance to debt-laden hangover and providing a sobering document of the American consumer psyche in crisis in the first decade of the twenty-first century." --Publisher description
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The overworked American : the unexpected decline of leisure
Born to buy : the commercialized child and the new consumer cultureThe overspent American : upscaling, downshifting, and the new consumerPlenitude : the new economics of true wealthThe Golden age of capitalism : reinterpreting the postwar experienceThe consumer society readerSustainable planet : solutions for the twenty-first centuryDo Americans shop too much?Financial openness and national autonomy : opportunities and constraints
Alternative Names
Juliet Schor American sociologist

Juliet Schor Amerikaans sociologe

Juliet Schor socióloga estadounidense

Juliet Schor US-amerikanische Soziologin, Ökonomin und Sachbuchautorin


Schor, J. B.

Schor, Juliet.

Schor, Juliet 1955-

Schor, Juliet B.

Schor, Juliet B., 1955-

쇼어, 줄리엣 B

ショアー, J

ショアー, ジュリエット・B

English (256)

German (6)

Spanish (2)

French (2)