Consumer Culture, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Issues That Concern You
  • Heidi Watkins
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  • ISBN-10: 0737759232
  • ISBN-13: 9780737759235
  • DDC: 306.30973
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released February 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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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.

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Issues That Concern You

Each title in this colorful series discusses an issue that either is part of students' lives or is likely affecting someone they know. Presenting multiple sides to current issues, each title distinguishes itself through its dedicated focus on concerns that today's middle and high school students deal with regularly, such as underage drinking and obesity.

Moreover, Issues That Concern You recognizes the intimate relationship between its subject and reader as it weaves together different points of view. Backmatter offers facts and "self-help" style advice to young people grappling with the issues.

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  • Contextually-selected articles, sidebars, subject-specific ancillaries.


"The appendix offers helpful information and self-help tips to teenagers who may be struggling with obesity themselves. Overall, this is a well-written, high-quality resource." --School Library Journal, February 2007

— Kristen Todd

"Clearly presented and organized and illustrated with photos and charts, this useful title should be a staple in YA collections." -- Booklist, October 15, 2006

— Kristen Todd