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American mania : when more is not enough

text American mania : when more is not enough

Summary

An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues.

Contents
Introduction : the manic society -- Adams Smith's American dream : of desire and debt -- Curiosity and the promised land : of origins and opportunism -- The freedom to strive : of risk and reward -- America bubbles over : of globalization and gree... Read more
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Description
xx, 338 pages ; 21 cm
Publisher
W.W. Norton & Co. 2006

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