Consumption and Its Consequences

Consumption and Its Consequences

Daniel Miller

it is a publication for these searching for diversified solutions to a few of present day such a lot basic questions. what's a client society? Does being a shopper make us much less actual or extra materialistic? How and why will we store? How should still we comprehend the economic climate? Is our doubtless insatiable hope for items destroying the planet? do we reconcile curbs on intake with targets akin to lowering poverty and social inequality?

Miller responds to those questions by way of featuring possible and, the place attainable, presently to be had possible choices, drawn almost always from his personal unique ethnographic learn. the following you will discover purchasing analysed as a expertise of affection, garments that sidesteps politics in tackling concerns of immigration. there's another thought of price that doesn't suppose the economic system is clever, clinical, ethical or immoral. We see Coca-Cola to illustrate of localization, now not globalization. We study why the reaction to weather switch will paintings merely once we opposite our assumptions concerning the influence of intake on voters. Given the facts that intake is now crucial to the way in which we create and retain our center values and relationships, the conclusions vary dramatically from traditional and approved perspectives as to its effects for humanity and the planet.

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