notes dec 6

December 6, 2008 § Leave a comment

went to a seminar with her.

JULIET SCHOR, Chair and Professor of Sociology, Boston College
Juliet Schor’s research over the last ten years has focused on issues pertaining to trends in work and leisure, consumerism, the relationship between work and family, and economic justice. Her most recent book is Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture. This book is an account of marketing to children from inside the advertising agencies and an assessment of how these activities are affecting children.  She is also the author of the national bestsellers, The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure, The Overspent American: Why we Want What We Don’t Need, and Do Americans Shop Too Much?  She was appointed a Guggenheim Fellow for her work on consumer society, and in 2006 she won the Leontief Prize for contributions to expanding the frontiers of economic thought.


The hope that he consumer culture might come apart, being as environmenally and human developmentally stupid.

her bibliogrphy on consumerism

Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, The Dialectic of Enlightenment (Verso, 1997)
Jean Baudrillard, Selected Writings, ed., Mark Poster, (Stanford 2001, expanded edition)
Pierre Bourdieu, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste (Harvard 1984)
Anthony Giddens, Modernity and Self-Identity: Self and Society in the Late Modern Age (Stanford 1991)
Ulf Hannerz, Transnational Connections: Culture People Places (Routledge 1996)
Naomi Klein, NoLogo (Picador 2000)
Janice Radway, Reading the Romance (University of North Carolina Press 1984)
Juliet Schor and Douglas Holt, The Consumer Society Reader, (New Press 2000)
James Twitchell, Lead Us Into Temptation: The Triumph of American Materialism (Columbia 2000)
Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class (Dover Thrift Edition)

and leads to


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