Consumption and Its Consequences

Consumption and Its Consequences

Daniel Miller


this can be a publication for these trying to find assorted solutions to a couple of ultra-modern so much primary questions. what's a shopper society? Does being a shopper make us much less real or extra materialistic? How and why will we store? How should still we comprehend the financial system? Is our probably insatiable hope for items destroying the planet? do we reconcile curbs on intake with ambitions resembling lowering poverty and social inequality?

Miller responds to those questions via featuring possible and, the place attainable, at present on hand choices, drawn customarily from his personal unique ethnographic examine. right here you can find purchasing analysed as a know-how of affection, garments that sidesteps politics in tackling matters of immigration. there's an alternate concept of price that doesn't think the economic system is clever, clinical, ethical or immoral. We see Coca-Cola for example of localization, now not globalization. We study why the reaction to weather switch will paintings purely once we opposite our assumptions in regards to the influence of intake on voters. Given the proof that intake is now relevant to the best way we create and keep our center values and relationships, the conclusions vary dramatically from traditional and accredited perspectives as to its outcomes for humanity and the planet.

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