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The Center for a New American Dream
The Center for a New American Dream helps Americans to reduce and shift their consumption to improve quality of life, protect the environment, and promote social justice.
This website is based on the PBS documentary Affluenza. "Through revealing personal stories, expert commentary, hilarious old film clips, dramatized vignettes, and "anti-commercial" breaks, Affluenza examines the high cost of achieving the most extravagant lifestyle the world has ever seen."
PBS: Escape from Affluenza
Escape from Affluenza is the counterpart website of Affluenza presented by PBS. The website provides practical solutions to the problem of affluenza.
Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported, 60,000-circulation magazine concerned about the erosion of physical and cultural environments by commercial forces.
Adbusters offers incisive philosophical articles as well as activist commentary from around the world addressing issues ranging from genetically modified foods to media concentration.
The following articles on the topic of affluenza can be found using the database OneSearch:
- Harmon, Mark D. "Affluenza: Television Use And Cultivation Of Materialism." Mass Communication & Society 4.4 (2001): 405-418.SocINDEX with Full Text. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.
- Harmon, Mark D, and Nuria Cruz-Camara. "Does Affluenza Spread Quickly? A Historical Case Study From Spain." International Journal Of Media & Cultural Politics 4.1 (2008): 87-103. SocINDEX with Full Text. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.
- Reiss, Michael. "Are You Suffering From Affluenza?." New Statesman 131.4599 (2002): 13. Literary Reference Center. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.
- Sloan, Jo-Ann. "Affluenza." New Times Naturally! (2004): 12-13. Alt HealthWatch. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.