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The overspent American : why we want what we don't need / producer, Kelly Garner ; Media Education Foundation.

Garner, Kelly. (Added Author). Schor, Juliet. Overspent American. (Added Author). Media Education Foundation. (Added Author). Camera, Kelly Garner ; editor, Kelly Garner. (Cast).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria DVD 339.4 OVE (Text) 37521530687674 AMPL Adult DVD Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1893521915
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 32 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Standard format.
  • Publisher: Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note: Based on the book The overspent American by Juliet Schor.
Formatted Contents Note: Cycle of work and spend -- Stretching reference groups -- Visible lifestyle -- Costs of overspending -- Getting off the consumer escalator.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Camera, Kelly Garner ; editor, Kelly Garner.
Participant or Performer Note: With Juliet Schor.
Summary, etc.: Examines the cycle of work and spend, discussing what the author calls "the new consumerism," a trend in which Americans, inspired by materialistic television lifestyles, are engaging in upscale spending far beyond their means, and proposes alternatives to the problem.
Target Audience Note: Young Adult Follett Library Resources.
System Details Note: DVD.
Subject: Consumption (Economics) > United States.
Consumers > United States.
Finance, Personal > United States.
Videodiscs.
Genre: Documentary films.
DVD-Video discs.

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