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What are some books - preferably nonfiction - on modern day consumerism and its effect on the human psyche?
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>>20797023
Uncle Ted
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>>20797060
fuck off with this meme shit
Ted wanst a particularly original thinker
people only like him because he was le edgy bomb man
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>>20797060
/thread
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>>20797023
Culture of Narcissism by Lasch, tangentially. Perhaps more a very good book on the contemporary psyche, but if I recall correctly it does touch on consumerism as well, though not as a main theme.
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>>20797079
>he wasn’t particularly original
wow ted btfo
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>>20797151
Too much freud shit
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>>20797023
Maybe not the best book out there but I like the way he frames it
Empire of Illusion by Christopher Hedges
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>>20797023
The birth and death of meaning by Ernest Becker

You have to transcend civilization bs
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>>20797177
Eh, kinda. It's been a while since I read it, and I'm no fan of Freud, but I remember enjoying it immensely nonetheless.
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>>20797227
>Becker

how based can one anon be
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>>20797023
Death on the Installment Plan, Celine
Amusing Ourselves To Death, Postman
The Revolution of Everyday Life, Vainegem
24/7, Jonathan Crary
On Television, Bourdieu
The Shallows, Carr
Bowling Alone
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>>20797227
>birth and death
>becker
Seems like part 3 of a 4 part deal. Would you suggest starting from part 1? (if I can even find a copy of part 1 anywhere)
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Rick Roderick's lecture series "The Self Under Siege" delivered at Duke University is great, despite not being literature proper.
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>>20797177
Modern day consumerism begins with Freud. Understanding the basis of his flawed anti-human cult is necessary to understand everything that came after.



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