These writings reflect the renewed interest in the 1990s of scholars and the public in questioning the consumer society, an interest that the political crises engendered by 9/11 have overshadowed but not eliminated. In The Overspent American, Schor explains the emergence of strong doubts about high consumption by arguing that a “new consumerism” of escalating desires has evolved that is increasingly costly to the American high consumers themselves.
This is a post-print version of an article originally published in Radical Philosophy Review, 2005, Volume 8, Issue 2..
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van der Linden, Harry, "Explaining, Assessing, and Changing High Consumption" Radical Philosophy / (2003): 179-189.
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