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Author Courtwright, David T., 1952- author.

Title The age of addiction : how bad habits became big business / David T. Courtwright.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  616.85227 COU    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  616.85227 COU    Available
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Description 325 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-304) and index.
Contents Newfound pleasures -- Mass pleasures -- Liberating-enslaving pleasures -- Anti-vice activism -- Pro-vice activism -- Food addictions -- Digital addictions -- Against excess.
Summary We live in an age of addiction, from compulsive gaming and shopping to binge eating and opioid abuse. What can we do to resist temptations that insidiously and deliberately rewire our brains? Nothing, David Courtwright says, unless we understand the global enterprises whose "limbic capitalism" creates and caters to our bad habits.--Provided by publisher.
Subject Compulsive behavior.
Capitalism -- Psychological aspects.
Capitalism -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Advertising -- Psychological aspects.
Psychology, Pathological.
ISBN 9780674737372 (alk. paper) $27.95
0674737377 : $27.95

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