Originally published: New York, NY : Basic Books, c1998.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. -196) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1.Introduction 2.Communicating with commodities : how what we buy speaks volumes 3.The visible lifestyle : American symbols of status 4.When spending becomes you 5.The downshifter next door 6.Learning Diderot's lesson : stopping the upward creep of desire Epilogue : will consuming less wreck the economy?