Juliet B. Schor





Juliet B. Schor


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Juliet Schor’s research over the last ten years has focussed on issues pertaining to trends in work and leisure, consumerism, the relationship between work and family, women's issues and economic justice. Schor's latest book is Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture (Scribner 2004). She is also author of The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure and The Overspent American: Upscaling, Downshifting and the New Consumer. She has co-edited, The Golden Age of Capitalism: Reinterpreting the Postwar Experience, The Consumer Society Reader, and Sustainable Planet: Solutions for the 21st Century. Earlier in her career, her research focussed on issues of wages, productivity, and profitability. She also did ...more

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The Overspent American: Why...

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Born to Buy: A Groundbreaki...

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The Overworked American: Th...

3.86 avg rating — 269 ratings — published 1957 — 4 editions
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Plenitude: The New Economic...

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The Consumer Society Reader

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Sustainable Planet: Solutio...

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True Wealth: How and Why Mi...

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Do Americans Shop Too Much?

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A Sustainable Economy for t...

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Time on our side

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“Consumption is a social relationship, the dominant relationship in our society—one that makes it harder and harder for people to hold together, to create community.”
Juliet B. Schor, The Consumer Society Reader

“this fetishism of the world of commodities arises from the peculiar social character of the labor which produces them.”
Juliet B. Schor, The Consumer Society Reader

“It is only by being exchanged that the products of labor acquire a socially uniform objectivity as values, which is distinct from their sensuously varied objectivity as articles of utility.”
Juliet B. Schor, The Consumer Society Reader

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