Author(s): Daniel Miller
* A new book by one of the world's leading anthropologists and a leading figure in the study of material culture. * Brings together Miller's key writings on consumption, consumer capitalism and related topics. * The sequel to Miller's highly successful Stuff.
'Makes me wish fervently that it was Miller who was regularly invited to offer critical commentary on materialism, consumerism or climate change policy on BBC Radio 4 and not the usual public intellectuals who do little more than echo received wisdom ... His insights here deserve a wider hearing.' Times Higher Education Book of the Week 'This engagingly written book addresses some of the central dilemmas of contemporary global society: how to sustain a developed-world, consumerist lifestyle in the face of wrenching economic shifts and accelerating climate change. The topic is urgent, the prescriptions for change coming from academic and policy leaders, paltry. Miller makes the conversation more interesting, more lively, and more honest about the limits of the theoretical perspectives mustered thus far to address these issues.' Bill Maurer, Professor of Anthropology and Law, University of California, Irvine
Daniel Miller is Professor of Material Culture at University College London.
Prologue Chapter One- What's Wrong with Consumption? Chapter Two- A Consumer Society Chapter Three- Why We Shop Chapter Four- Denim Blue Jeans Chapter Five- It's The Stupid Economy Chapter Six- How Not To Save A Planet