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  1. Anti-consumerism
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The socio-political movement against consumerism, the equation of personal happiness with consumption and the purchase of material possessions.
  2. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 2 - July 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
  3. Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  4. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 1 - Fall 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1988
  5. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  6. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  7. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  8. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1991
  9. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  10. Consumer Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
    Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources

    Resource Type: Website
    A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to consumers and consumer issues in the Sources directory for the media.
  11. Corporate Coercion and the Drive to Eliminate Buying with Cash
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Consumer freedom and privacy are examined as coercive commercialism quickly moves toward a cashless economy, when all consumers are forced into corporate payment systems from credit/debit cards, mobile phones and perhaps even through facial recognition technology.
  12. Design for the Real World
    Human Ecology and Social Change

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    While two-thirds of the world's population lives in poverty, valuable human and natural resources are used to produce: fur-covered toilet seats, electronic nail polish dryers, diapers for parakeets, and mink-oil fertilizer for "the plant that has everything." Papanek discusses why the things you buy are expensive, badly designed, unsafe, and often don't work. He proposes alternative ways of thinking and alternative designs for safe, inexpensive, and desperately needed products.
  13. Green Business: Hope or Hoax?
    Toward an Authentic Strategy for Restoring the Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Is green business a viable strategy or a contradiction in terms?
  14. Last Stand
    A Riveting Expose of Environmental Pillage and a Lone Journalist's Struggle to Keep Faith

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    The author describes his confrontation with big business, examining the clash between nature and consumer society.
  15. New Internationalist
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
  16. Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  17. Rebel Sell
    Why the Culture Can't be Jammed

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Released in the U.S. under the title Nation of Rebels: Why Counterculture Became Consumer Culture, the book is a critique of the underlying theory of counterculture Heath and Potter note that the capitalist system thrives not on conformity -- as so many 'culture jammers' believe -- but rather on individualism and a quest for distinction.
  18. Thanks for (not) shopping!?
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Mixed-messaging during North American holidays puts the responsibility back on consumers.

Experts on Consumer Issues in the Sources Directory

  1. European Union
  2. The Straight Goods

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