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Quart, Alissa

Overview
Works: 16 works in 49 publications in 8 languages and 3,828 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: HD69.B7, 658.8340835
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Most widely held works by Alissa Quart
Branded : the buying and selling of teenagers by Alissa Quart ( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: In Branded, Alissa Quart takes us to the dark side of marketing to teens, showing readers a disturbingly fast-paced world in which adults shamelessly insinuate themselves into "friendships" with young people in order to monitor what they wear, eat, listen to, and buy. We travel to a conference on advertising to teenagers and witness the breathless and insensitive pronouncements of lecturers there. We meet the unofficial teen "sales force" for a new girls' perfume (the unpaid daughters of the company's saleswomen) and observe the attempts of mega-corporations to purchase the time and space for product-placement in schools. We witness the aggressive and potentially emotionally damaging ways in which adults seek to control vulnerable young minds and wallets. But we also witness the bravery of isolated and increasingly Internet-linked kids who attempt to turn the tables on the cocksure corporations that so cynically strive to manipulate them. Eye-opening and urgent, Branded exposes and condemns a segment of American business whose high-paid job it is to reduce teens to their lowest common denominator, to systematically sap youth of individuality and creativity. Engaging and thought provoking, Branded ensures that consumers will never look at the American way of doing business in the same way again
Hothouse kids : the dilemma of the gifted child by Alissa Quart ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While studies show that children who are superior learners benefit from enriched early education, the intensely competitive lives of America's gifted and talented kids do have risks. The pressure can have long-term effects in adult life, from debilitating perfectionism to performance anxiety and lifelong feelings of failure. Author Quart traveled the country to research the many ways in which the current craze to "produce" gifted kids and prodigies has gone too far. She takes a hard look at the claims about educational toys and baby sign language, elite IQ testing and kid competitions, uncovering the dangers of such heated pressure to excel so early in life. Surveying expert assessments of the necessary role of unstructured play in child development, she warns about the disappearance of recess and the pitfalls of overstuffed schedules. She also profiles the growing divide in opportunities for wealthy kids versus those from middle and lower income families.--From publisher description
Republic of outsiders : the power of amateurs, dreamers, and rebels by Alissa Quart ( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tribute to grassroots Americans who are expanding the capacities of their respective fields explores how groups of professional and amateur businesspeople, civil rights activists, and alternative thinkers are organizing to spread their ideas and promote change
Hothouse kids : how the pressure to succeed is threatening childhood by Alissa Quart ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Hothouse Kids, we traverse the country to meet gifted kids, prodigies, and "former" gifted kids, clarifying what early enrichment worked for them and what went too far, in stories both droll and tragic. Exploring the overhyped world of baby edutainment and "better baby" early education programs, Alissa Quart takes a hard look at the claims about educational toys and baby sign language. Taking readers inside the ever more elite world of IQ testing, she reveals the proliferation of new categories of giftedness, including "terrifyingly" and "severely" gifted, and examines the true value of such testing. Quart observes the pressure to excel so early in life, profiling the explosion of kid competitions - from Scrabble and chess to child preaching - as well as the prodigy hunters who search science and math fairs for teens to hire for Wall Street investment firms: the encounters are sometimes sparkling and sometimes gloomy. Looking at the professionalization of play, Hothouse Kids visits with kids who've been identified as prodigies, including a four-year-old painter whose works sell for $300,000 and an eight-year-old professional skateboarder who is backed by nine corporate sponsors. Surveying expert assessments of the necessary role of unstructured play in child development, Hothouse Kids delves into the disappearance of recess and the pitfalls of children's overstuffed schedules. Finally, Quart confronts the growing divide in opportunities for wealthy kids versus those from middle- and lower-income families, who are losing out as gifted programs at public schools are gutted."--BOOK JACKET
Hothouse kids : how the pressure to succeed threatens childhood by Alissa Quart ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An investigation into the pressures placed on gifted children evaluates the long-term consequences of high demands and competitiveness, revealing the truth about current practices in IQ testing and the downside of the trend to over-schedule
Branded : wie wir gekauft und verkauft werden by Alissa Quart ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lieben wir sie nicht alle, die großen Marken wie Disney, Nike, Calvin Klein und Donna Karan? Belohnen sie uns nicht mit Image für den täglichen Stress und bewahren sie uns nicht vor der Erfahrung innerer Leere? Die junge New Yorker Journalistin Alissa Quart untersucht, wie insbesondere Kinder und Jugendliche mit Hilfe der Werbe- und Marketingstrategien großer Firmen gekauft werden, wie sie aber auch selbst Moden und Trends mitbestimmen und so zum aktiven Teil der großen Konsummaschinerie werden. Im Zeitalter des Branding sind die Werbekampagnen interaktiv und allgegenwärtig. Alissa Quart beschreibt, wie die Werbetaktiken - vom Poster bis hin zum raffinierten Peer-to-Peer-Marketing - entwickelt und umgesetzt werden und welche Auswirkung die totale Kommerzialisierung des Alltags auf unsere Vorstellungswelt und unser Verhalten hat. Zeichen und Wunder verknüpfen wir nicht mehr mit der Kirche, sondern mit den bombastischen Logos, die unsere Einkaufsstraßen und Shopping-Malls prägen. Der Schein tritt zunehmend an die Stelle von Sein. Besonders Jugendliche, die nicht ausreichend sozial verknüpft sind, sind anfällig für In-Logos, also für Werte, die ihnen bestimmte Marken vorgaukeln. Dabei fordert die Werbung inzwischen unverhohlen Kinder und Jugendliche dazu auf, die Eltern unter Druck zu setzen, um ihre Konsumwünsche zu finanzieren. Und wenn das Bran-ding mit Hilfe von Designer-Artikeln nicht mehr genügt, sind Schönheitsoperationen der nächste, ebenso radikale wie logische Schritt. Alissa Quarts Reportage wendet sich speziell an kritische Jugendliche. Und an Eltern, die merken, dass die übertriebenen materiellen Erwartungen ihrer Kinder seelischen Defiziten entspringen
Nos enfants otages des grandes marques by Alissa Quart ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marcados : la explotación comercial de los adolescentes by Alissa Quart ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Generazione R by Alissa Quart ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Burando chūdoku ni sareru kodomotachi : Isshō no kokyaku o tsukuridasu kigyō no shinsenryaku ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solarized by Alissa Quart ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Yŏngjae pumo ŭi odap paekkwa : wanbyŏkhan ai nŭn ŏpta by Alissa Quart ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Alissa Quart, author, "Branded--the buying and selling of teenagers" ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Quart discusses her book Branded: the buying and selling of teenagers. According to Quart, the youth market has proven to be a lucrative segment of American business. The book examines advertising campaigns that target teens and the negative consequences of those marketing techniques. She responds to telephone calls and email from the audience. Recorded for the Diane Rehm Show, WAMU Public Radio, Washington, D.C
Mars Hill audio journal May/June 2003 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Naik'i nŭn wae tchakt'ung ŭl naatssŭlkka by Alissa Quart ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Brändätyt : ostetaan ja myydään nuoria by Alissa Quart ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Finnish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
クォート, アリッサ
Languages
English (36)
German (3)
Spanish (3)
Japanese (2)
Korean (2)
French (1)
Italian (1)
Finnish (1)
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