The Issues that Concern You series helps make complex issues less intimidating and more accessible and offers a basis for young people to make informed decisions about challenging issues that will affect the course of their lives. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell readers more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant websites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.
Consumer Culture examines the various aspects and influence of consumerism on teens today. From the potential harm posed to children and teens, to the relationship between high socio-economic status and depression; from the benefits -- and drawbacks -- of rejecting consumerism, to the relationship between advertising and overconsumption, this volume provides up-to-date information and insight on changing teen and American spending habits.
"Geared toward high school students, this title on consumer culture will help students begin to understand why learning about this topic is complicated. Recommendations: Would be a good addition to a high school collection for economic classes."
--Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2011
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