Shop 'til you drop : the crisis of consumerism /

Are we too materialistic? Are we willfully trashing the planet in our pursuit of things? And what's the source of all this frenetic consumer energy and desire anyway? In a fast-paced tour of the ecological and psychological terrain of American consumer culture, Shop 'Til You Drop challenge...

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Online Access:A Kanopy streaming video
Other Authors: Brockhoff, Gene., Deveraux, Jeff., Peterson, Alex., Spacetime Continuum.
Format: Video
Language:English
Published: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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Summary:Are we too materialistic? Are we willfully trashing the planet in our pursuit of things? And what's the source of all this frenetic consumer energy and desire anyway? In a fast-paced tour of the ecological and psychological terrain of American consumer culture, Shop 'Til You Drop challenges us to confront these questions head-on. Taking aim at the high-stress, high-octane pace of fast-lane materialism, the film moves beneath the seductive surfaces of the commercial world to show how the flip side of accumulation is depletion - the slow, steady erosion of both natural resources and basic human values. In the end, Shop 'Til You Drop helps us make sense of the economic turbulence of the moment, providing an unflinching, riveting look at the relationship between the limits of consumerism and our never-ending pursuit of happiness.
Physical Description:1 online resource (1 video file, 52 min.)
Format:Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Audience:Grade 9+
Higher education.
Production Credits:Cinematography and sound recording, Jeff Deveraux ; original music, Jonah Sharp.
Access:Access limited to authorized users.