Consumed

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Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501194925

Genre: Fiction

Page: 416

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Book Summary: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Ann Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family’s scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer. Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed... By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer. Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self. Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again--until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze. Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her. From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm.


Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole

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Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole

Author: Benjamin R. Barber

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393070392

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Book Summary: "Powerful and disturbing. No one who cares about the future of our public life can afford to ignore this book." —Jackson Lears A powerful sequel to Benjamin R. Barber's best-selling Jihad vs. McWorld, Consumed offers a vivid portrait of an overproducing global economy that targets children as consumers in a market where there are never enough shoppers and where the primary goal is no longer to manufacture goods but needs. To explain how and why this has come about, Barber brings together extensive empirical research with an original theoretical framework for understanding our contemporary predicament. He asserts that in place of the Protestant ethic once associated with capitalism—encouraging self-restraint, preparing for the future, protecting and self-sacrificing for children and community, and other characteristics of adulthood—we are constantly being seduced into an "infantilist" ethic of consumption.


Consumed

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Consumed

Author: Abbie Rushton

Publisher: Atom

ISBN: 0349002045

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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Book Summary: Myla used to love spending long, hot days on the beach with her sister, Asha. Until the day Asha was taken from her and the sun went out. Forever. That was two years ago. Myla hasn't been down to the beach - or even left the house - since. Crippling agoraphobia and panic attacks keep her locked inside a nightmare of the day she can never forget. Her main contact with the outside world is online - until she meets Jamie. Jamie is new in town and also struggles with things most people find easy. Nobody gets why it's so hard for him to eat. But, like Myla, Jamie is trapped by his fears and feels anxious, awkward and alone. Gradually the pair begin to trust each other. Are they willing to reveal their secrets - and risk discovering the truth? Or will they let their pasts consume them for good...


Being Consumed

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Being Consumed

Author: William T. Cavanaugh

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802845614

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 103

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Book Summary: Should Christians be for or against the free market? For or against globalization? How are we to live in a world of scarcity? William Cavanaugh uses Christian resources to incisively address basic economic matters -- the free market, consumer culture, globalization, and scarcity -- arguing that we should not just accept these as givens but should instead change the terms of the debate.Among other things, Cavanaugh discusses how God, in the Eucharist, forms us to consume and be consumed rightly. Examining pathologies of desire in contemporary "free market" economies, Being Consumed puts forth a positive and inspiring vision of how the body of Christ can engage in economic alternatives. At every turn, Cavanaugh illustrates his theological analysis with concrete examples of Christian economic practices.


Devoured

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Devoured

Author: Emily Snow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476744092

Genre: Fiction

Page: 320

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Book Summary: The USA TODAY bestseller that introduced Sienna Jensen and Lucas Wolfe and launched new adult romance novelist Emily Snow. Sienna’s dreams lie in California, but when she discovers her grandmother’s Nashville home has been foreclosed, she has no other choice than to move back to Music City, where she comes face-to-face with the flawed, gorgeous man she never thought she’d see again—and who now holds the deed to her grandma’s estate. Millionaire rock star Lucas Wolfe is just as surprised to find the outspoken redhead glaring at him from across a courtroom. He still can’t get the night Sienna spent with him out of his mind, and the chemistry between them is as undeniable as ever. Now, Lucas is determined to do whatever it takes to lure Sienna into his bed, so he makes a deal with her: if she spends ten days with him, playing by his rules, he’ll hand over the deed to her grandmother’s home. Though she agrees to the arrangement for her family’s sake, Sienna struggles with the promises she’s made to herself and a past that still haunts her. As Lucas’s game of seduction continues and Sienna is introduced to his dark, erotic world, she realizes that at any moment, she could be devoured.


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Consumed

Author: Michael W. Bugni

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480806218

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: CONSUMED is a high-energy free-fall through the twisted inner sanctums of Seattle’s high-tech elite. In the center is Byron Wells, head of Digitron’s Virtual Reality division. He’s brilliant, conniving, fifthly rich… and out of the picture by the end of Chapter One. Enter Less McKee. A divorce attorney who hates divorce, Les is a devoted family man who can’t sweep Byron’s wife from the darkest corner of his heart. While reading on his deck one perfect Sunday, he photographs a magnificent hot air balloon as it prepares to land nearby. Without warning, it explodes in a horrific ball of flames. All on board, including Byron, are killed. His mysterious client, Beverly, is Byron’s seductive, alluring but soon to be ex-wife. From the time they were college sweethearts, Beverly has been a part of his life, though he chose to tie the knot with her best friend. He handled her gut-wrenching first divorce from a shady nightclub owner who won’t stop haunting him. And now her multi-million dollar second divorce from Byron Wells has erupted into a massive murder investigation. Byron had been grabbing headlines for a year, embroiled in litigation and accused of conspiring to join forces with Akira Nakamura, another defector from the Japanese-based Vortex Video Games. As Les investigates, he catapulted into the shark-infested waters of cutting-edge technology. Along the way he finds himself accused of murder. Six men are dead, forty-four million dollars have vanished, and international manhunt is underway and the evidence point to Les. With each reluctant step, deeper into darkness, Les teeters on the edge of losing his marriage, his career, his life. If only he could know the heart of his enigmatic client. She controls him. She repulses him. And like the flames that swallowed both her husbands, she reaches for Les, consuming him.


Consumed with Holy Fire

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Consumed with Holy Fire

Author: Duncan Smith

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768455863

Genre: Religion

Page: 304

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Book Summary: God created every believer to live an empowered, supernatural life! How is this possible? Driven by a quest for a life marked by the power of God, hungry Christians often seek out proven formulas to help grow their faith. While this kind of teaching can be helpful, it fails to create mature sons and daughters of God who radiate His love, power, and glory in every area of life. The great pursuit of every believer should not be a religious formula – it should be the face of God Himself. As we experience Him on a personal level, we begin to live like Jesus, increasingly growing in oneness with Him. In addition to having served as a key leader in the history-making Toronto Blessing, Duncan Smith has led Christians around the globe into life-changing, supernatural experiences with God for over twenty years. Duncan teaches everyday believers how to sustain the fires of revival, not through formula, but through intimacy and union with Jesus Himself! As you read this landmark book… Your heart will become ignited by holy fire. Your passion for Jesus will be awakened like never before. You will receive Heaven’s blueprint for a miraculous lifestyle. Your experience of God’s love will be upgraded to dimensions you never thought were possible. You can become the supernaturally empowered Christian that God made you to be! Learn to become one with Him, and watch as every area of your life is infused with holy zeal


Consuming Books

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Consuming Books

Author: Stephen Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134209401

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Book Summary: The buying, selling, and writing of books is a colossal industry in which marketing looms large, yet there are very few books which deal with book marketing (how-to texts excepted) and fewer still on book consumption. This innovative text not only rectifies this, but also argues that far from being detached, the book business in fact epitomises today’s Entertainment Economy (fast moving, hit driven, intense competition, rapid technological change, etc.). Written by an impressive roster of renowned marketing authorities, many with experience of the book trade and all gifted writers in their own right, Consuming Books steps back from the practicalities of book marketing and takes a look at the industry from a broader consumer research perspective. Consisting of sixteen chapters, divided into four loose sections, this key text covers: * a historical overview * the often acrimonious marketing/literature interface * the consumers of books (from book groups to bookcrossing) * a consideration of the tensions that both literary types and marketers feel. With something for everyone, Consuming Books not only complements the ‘how-to’ genre but provides the depth that previous studies of book consumption conspicuously lack.


Consumed

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Consumed

Author: Sarah Elton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443406694

Genre: Social Science

Page: 360

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Book Summary: What happens on this planet over the next four decades has the potential to fundamentally alter life as we know it. By 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion people—that’s 9 billion hungry humans—while climate change increasingly interferes with the way we produce our food. At the same time, few of us know where that food comes from, let alone how to grow it, and we are at the mercy of multinationals that control the food chain and have little insight into the damage their methods are inflicting on the planet. This puts our future at risk. But if food is the problem, it is also the solution. In Consumed, award-winning writer Sarah Elton visits fields and farms on three continents to tell us about the people who are working against time to create a new and hopeful future. From the mountains of southern France to the highlands of China, from the crowded streets of Aurangabad, India, to the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, we meet people from all walks of life who are creating alternatives to the industrial food we have grown accustomed to piling into our shopping carts. These fascinating stories bring us hope and help us believe in a future where we can all sit at the table.


Consumed

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Consumed

Author: Arifa Akbar

Publisher: Sceptre

ISBN: 152934753X

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Book Summary: All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. When Arifa Akbar discovered that her sister had fallen seriously ill, she assumed there would be a brief spell in hospital and then she'd be home. This was not to be. It was not until the day before she died that the family discovered she was suffering from tuberculosis. Consumed is a story of sisterhood, grief, the redemptive power of art and the strange mythologies that surround tuberculosis. It takes us from Keats's deathbed and the tubercular women of opera to the resurgence of TB in modern Britain today. Arifa travels to Rome to haunt the places Keats and her sister had explored, to her grandparent's house in Pakistan, to her sister's bedside at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead and back to a London of the seventies when her family first arrived, poor, homeless and hungry. Consumed is an eloquent and moving excavation of a family's secrets and a sister's detective story to understand her sibling.


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Consumed

Author: Rob Cornell

Publisher: Broken Trope Press

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: On the heels of a brutal loss, Detroit sorcerer Sebastian Light has one, all consuming goal—the complete obliteration of the black witch coven the Maidens of Shadow. He does not care how much dark power they yield. He does not care what horrors he may face. And he does not care that his reckless use of his own magic might destroy him. But the Maidens aren't the only evil in the Motor City. The Detroit Ministry has suffered a coup, and its new leader threatens to dismantle the political system that maintains balance between the city's natural and supernatural worlds. While Sebastian's quest for vengeance blinds him to this larger threat, he can only ignore it for so long. Like it or not… Detroit will need the Unturned.


Consumed

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Consumed

Author: Sarah Elton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443406694

Genre: Social Science

Page: 360

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Book Summary: What happens on this planet over the next four decades has the potential to fundamentally alter life as we know it. By 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion people—that’s 9 billion hungry humans—while climate change increasingly interferes with the way we produce our food. At the same time, few of us know where that food comes from, let alone how to grow it, and we are at the mercy of multinationals that control the food chain and have little insight into the damage their methods are inflicting on the planet. This puts our future at risk. But if food is the problem, it is also the solution. In Consumed, award-winning writer Sarah Elton visits fields and farms on three continents to tell us about the people who are working against time to create a new and hopeful future. From the mountains of southern France to the highlands of China, from the crowded streets of Aurangabad, India, to the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, we meet people from all walks of life who are creating alternatives to the industrial food we have grown accustomed to piling into our shopping carts. These fascinating stories bring us hope and help us believe in a future where we can all sit at the table.


Consumed

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Consumed

Author: Danielle Pays

Publisher: Pays Publishing

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 390

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Book Summary: Secrets blew up his life. Now those secrets might be his key to a second chance at love. Josh's father's identity was a secret. Until now. A letter from the man has Josh back in the town he swore he'd never return to. Now as the new owner of a local ranch, he's back for good. Shaw has had a hell of a year. She was framed and almost lost her license to practice law. With distrust at an all-time high, she's learned to keep others at arm's length. When Shaw's assigned to handle an estate matter, she never thought the client would be the cowboy who broke her heart. Josh never expected the lawyer assigned to his father's estate would be the one who got away. He has a second chance, and he won't let her get away this time. But Josh isn't the only one with a claim to the ranch. He discovers he has a brother he never knew. And his brother will stop at nothing to take back the ranch he believes is his. Josh and Shaw must learn to trust one another before a legal dispute turns deadly. Can they get a second chance at love or will it all blow up? This is a steamy, stand-alone, HEA romantic suspense.


Consumed By “IT”

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Consumed By “IT”

Author: Vishal Mishra

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9352069587

Genre: Fiction

Page: 136

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Book Summary: "“I was entirely there, without past, without future, completely focused on the gentleness of wind hitting my face slowly as if it’s caressing my body. It felt like I am back in the lap of mother and all my pain suddenly gone. I felt alive.” -Vishesh “Like all other fresher in software industry, even we were high in energy and enthusiasm, like we are going to invent something which will change the living standard of entire human race. That was our long term plan, in short term; we decided a road trip to Goa from Bangalore, on 25th, our salary day.” -Nikhil “Software Engineers are born like any other person on this planet, enjoy the innocence of childhood, go through the excitement and curiosity of adolescence, and ambitious yet joy full days of youth, till they join an IT job and turn into a machine.” -Megha “Sometimes, you get trapped in black hole of loneliness, and living in dark makes you realize the importance of whatever little light you had but ignored.” -Vishesh “It was not my cancer which was killing me, I almost defeated it, but my loneliness and no purpose to live was trying to kill me for sure.” -Nikhil “When you start negotiating for time and efforts with your father and man hours wasted in visiting home to meet them, you better understand that you are getting consumed by ‘IT.’” -#ConsumedByIT "


Consumed by War

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Consumed by War

Author: Richard C. Hall

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813159954

Genre: History

Page: 296

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Book Summary: Europe endured such incessant political discord throughout the twentieth century that some historians refer to the period's conflicts as the Long War. During the Balkan wars of 1912--1913, regional fighting in southeastern Europe ignited conflict across the continent that continued through both world wars and the Cold War. In Consumed by War: European Conflict in the 20th Century, Richard C. Hall illuminates the complex diplomatic and military struggles of a region whose instability, rooted in a nineteenth-century nationalistic fervor, provided a catalyst for the political events that ensued. From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 to the incarceration of Radovan Karadzic in 2008, this narrative history appeals to general readers and scholars interested in a fresh interpretation of a complicated and brutal era.


Consumption

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Consumption

Author: Kevin Patterson

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 030737582X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 400

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Book Summary: Consumption is a haunting story of a woman’s life marked by struggle and heartbreak, but it is also much more. It stunningly evokes life in the far north, both past and present, and offers a scathing dissection of the effects of consumer life on both north and south. It does so in an unadorned, elegiac style, moving between times, places and people in beautiful counterpoint. But it is also a gripping detective story, and features medical reportage of the highest order. In 1962 at the age of ten, Victoria is diagnosed with tuberculosis and must leave her home in the Arctic for a sanatorium in The Pas, Manitoba. Six years will pass before she returns to the north, years she spends learning English and Cree and becoming accustomed to life in the south. When she does move home, the sudden change in lifestyle leads sixteen-year-old Victoria to feel like a stranger in her own family. At the same time, Inuit culture is undergoing some equally bewildering changes: Cheetos are being eaten alongside walrus meat, and dog teams are slowly being replaced by snowmobiles. Victoria eventually settles back into the community and marries John Robertson, a Hudson’s Bay store manager, and they raise three children together. Although their marriage is initially close, Robertson will always be Kablunauk, a southerner, and this becomes a point of contention between them. When Robertson becomes involved in arrangements to open a diamond mine in Rankin Inlet, the family’s financial condition improves, but their emotional life becomes ever more fraught: their son, Pauloosie, draws ever closer to his hunter grandfather as their daughters, Marie and Justine, develop a taste for Guns N’ Roses. Several other richly imagined characters deepen Patterson’s unsentimental portrait of both north and south. They include Dr. Keith Balthazar, a flailing doctor from New York whose despairing affection for Victoria leads to tragedy, and Victoria’s brother, Tagak, who finds that the diamond mine allows him a success and maturity he could never attain within his traditional culture. The novel deftly tracks the meaning of “consumption” in both north and south. Consumption is tuberculosis, an illness previously unknown among the Inuit that wrenches Victoria from her home as a child, changing her family relationships, her outlook on the world and her entire future. As such consumption is a harbinger of the diseases of affluence, such as diabetes and heart disease that come to afflict the Inuit over the four-decade span of the novel. Consumption also defines the culture of post-industrial, urban North America, captured here through Keith Balthazar’s troubled relatives in New Jersey. And when the diamond mine opens in Rankin Inlet, its consumption of northern natural resources seems to symbolize Canada’s relationship with the Arctic and southern encroachments on the Inuit way of life. Consumption is a sweeping novel, of the kind one rarely encounters today: it is an essential book for Canadians to linger over, learn from, and remember.


Inconspicuous Consumption

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Inconspicuous Consumption

Author: Tatiana Schlossberg

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 153874709X

Genre: Nature

Page: 288

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Book Summary: *First Place Winner of the Society of Environmental Journalists' Rachel Carson Environment Book Award* "If you're looking for something to cling to in what often feels like a hopeless conversation, Schlossberg's darkly humorous, knowledge-is-power, eyes-wide-open approach may be just the thing."--Vogue From a former New York Times science writer, this urgent call to action will empower you to stand up to climate change and environmental pollution by making simple but impactful everyday choices. With urgency and wit, Tatiana Schlossberg explains that far from being only a distant problem of the natural world created by the fossil fuel industry, climate change is all around us, all the time, lurking everywhere in our convenience-driven society, all without our realizing it. By examining the unseen and unconscious environmental impacts in four areas-the Internet and technology, food, fashion, and fuel - Schlossberg helps readers better understand why climate change is such a complicated issue, and how it connects all of us: How streaming a movie on Netflix in New York burns coal in Virginia; how eating a hamburger in California might contribute to pollution in the Gulf of Mexico; how buying an inexpensive cashmere sweater in Chicago expands the Mongolian desert; how destroying forests from North Carolina is necessary to generate electricity in England. Cataloging the complexities and frustrations of our carbon-intensive society with a dry sense of humor, Schlossberg makes the climate crisis and its solutions interesting and relevant to everyone who cares, even a little, about the planet. She empowers readers to think about their stuff and the environment in a new way, helping them make more informed choices when it comes to the future of our world. Most importantly, this is a book about the power we have as voters and consumers to make sure that the fight against climate change includes all of us and all of our stuff, not just industry groups and politicians. If we have any hope of solving the problem, we all have to do it together. "A compelling-and illuminating-look at how our daily habits impact the environment."--Vanity Fair "Shows how even the smallest decisions can have profound environmental consequences."--The New York Times


Consumed

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Consumed

Author: Ryzal Marzuki

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465305955

Genre: Poetry

Page: 55

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Book Summary: Consumed is a collection of love notes & poetry that were written in yearning, to find a perfect heart and perfect soul. It is written in an idealistic, pure form, of wanting to be in love, to be loved - to be consumed.


Elusive Consumption

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Elusive Consumption

Author: Karin M. Ekström,Helene Brembeck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000180581

Genre: Social Science

Page: 244

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Book Summary: In the context of rising consumerism and globalization, books on consumption are numerous. These tend to be firmly rooted in particular disciplines, however sociology, anthropology, business or cultural studies and as a result often present a blinkered view. Charged with the mission of unravelling what consumption means and how it operates, the worlds leading experts were flown to a secluded location in Sweden to 'battle it out'. This pioneering book represents the outcome. Ranging from the 'little black dress' to on-line communities, Elusive Consumption challenges our very understanding of consumerism. How successful is the advertising world in manipulating our buying patterns? Does the global marketplace promote cultural homogeneity or heterogeneity? Is the West really more of a 'consumerist civilization' than other countries? Does the advertising of certain products influence a voters choice of political party? How are products associated and marketed to different genders? These controversial topics and many more are discussed. Covering virtually every aspect of the word 'consumerism', Elusive Consumption provides a state-of-the-art view of the highly commercialized society we inhabit today. Some might have it that consumers are unwitting pawns, completely lacking in agency. Others might argue that consumer choices are empowering and subtly shape production. Richard Wilk, Colin Campbell, John F. Sherry, Richard Elliott, Russell Belk, and Daniel Miller who offers the most persuasive argument in this battle royal?


Consumed

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Consumed

Author: Rebecca Zanetti

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1601830130

Genre: Fiction

Page: 336

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Book Summary: SOMETIMES YOU MATE FOR LIFE Katie Smith is the best of her class, part of an elite hunting force trained to eliminate werewolves from the hills of Western Virginia. She's good at it because she has the kind of focus and drive that won't back down no matter how steep the odds. Call it southern sass. Whatever it is, there's no denying her willingness to risk everything for the only man she's ever cared about—a man on the verge of losing his very humanity. . . SOMETIMES YOU MATE TO STAY ALIVE For the past ten years Jordan Pride has dedicated his life to protecting his people from a deadly shifter virus. But in a rare moment of distraction, Jordan's guard drops just long enough for his fate to take an irreversible twist. Unless the woman he loves surrenders everything to him, again and again, under a full moon rising. . . "Hot and fast from beginning to end." —Kate Douglas on Fated