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  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press (January 20, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807004553
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807004555
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,334,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The mission of the Center for a New American Dream (CNAD) is to "help people consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life and promote social justice." Schor, author of The Overworked American and a member of CNAD's advisory board, and CNAD executive director Taylor present 16 essays that contain case studies, illustrations, and examples in support of that mission. The diverse essayists, some better known than others, include a congresswoman (Nydia M. Vel zquez, D-NY), a CEO (Jeffrey Hollender, Seventh Generation), an economist (John Cavanagh), and an author (Bill McKibben). But all have an abiding interest in the concept of sustainability, and practical action suggestions abound. Several of the articles will raise the awareness of those who are not fully alert to the impact of their consumer choices and how interwoven with environmental and social quality the purchase of a piece of clothing or an overly equipped car really is. This is a positive, informative, hopeful, and concrete anthology. Highly recommended for most environmental collections, public and academic, though those who might benefit the most may be those least likely to read it.
Nancy Moeckel, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, OH
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"The mission of the Center for a New American Dream (CNAD) is to "help people consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life and promote social justice." Schor, author of The Overworked American and a member of CNAD's advisory board, and CNAD executive director Taylor present 16 essays that contain case studies, illustrations, and examples in support of that mission. The diverse essayists, some better known than others, include a congresswoman (Nydia M. Velazquez, D-NY), a CEO (Jeffrey Hollender, Seventh Generation), an economist (John Cavanagh), and an author (Bill McKibben). But all have an abiding interest in the concept of sustainability, and practical action suggestions abound. Several of the articles will raise the awareness of those who are not fully alert to the impact of their consumer choices and how interwoven with environmental and social quality the purchase of a piece of clothing or an overly equipped car really is. This is a positive, informative, hopeful, and concrete anthology. Highly recommended for most environmental collections, public and academic, though those who might benefit the most may be those least likely to read it." Library Journal

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Juliet B. Schor's research has focused on the economics of work, spending, environment, and the consumer culture. She is the author of Born to Buy, The Overworked American, and The Overspent American. Schor is a professor of sociology at Boston College, a former member of the Harvard economics department, and a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. She is also a cofounder of the Center for a New American Dream, an organization devoted to ecologically and socially sustainable lifestyles.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve Aelfcyning on May 17, 2010
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Some of the examples in the book are a little dated but its breadth and variety of authoritative voices make it still relevant. Juliet Schor's chapter on a new fashion ethic called my attention to something I would otherwise have overlooked and the chapters by Peter Forbes and Betsy Taylor are remarkable and inspiring. Bill McKibben's input is always appreciated.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roger S. Gottlieb on January 30, 2008
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Excellent and thought provoking. Very useful for courses at university level. Some cheerful, but not simplistic, ideas for change.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Morrell on August 22, 2007
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The book is very helpful to read for those of us who wonder how to consider living out some of our concerns regarding the environment. I particularly appreciated Juliet Schor and Bill McKibbon is always worth reading.
A couple of the chapters on economics were beyond me - but glad someone is thinking about it!!
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