What are some books - preferably nonfiction - on modern day consumerism and its effect on the human psyche?
>>20797060fuck off with this meme shitTed wanst a particularly original thinkerpeople only like him because he was le edgy bomb man
>>20797023Culture 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.
>>20797079>he wasn’t particularly originalwow ted btfo
>>20797151Too much freud shit
>>20797023Maybe not the best book out there but I like the way he frames itEmpire of Illusion by Christopher Hedges
>>20797023The birth and death of meaning by Ernest BeckerYou have to transcend civilization bs
>>20797177Eh, kinda. It's been a while since I read it, and I'm no fan of Freud, but I remember enjoying it immensely nonetheless.
>>20797227>Beckerhow based can one anon be
>>20797023Death on the Installment Plan, CelineAmusing Ourselves To Death, PostmanThe Revolution of Everyday Life, Vainegem24/7, Jonathan CraryOn Television, BourdieuThe Shallows, CarrBowling Alone
>>20797227>birth and death>beckerSeems 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)
Rick Roderick's lecture series "The Self Under Siege" delivered at Duke University is great, despite not being literature proper.
>>20797177Modern day consumerism begins with Freud. Understanding the basis of his flawed anti-human cult is necessary to understand everything that came after.