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The New Materialism: How our relationship with the material world can change for the better [Pamphlet]

Andrew Simms , Ruth Potts , John Jackson
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24 Nov 2012
Materialism has become synonymous with consumerism wasteful, debt-fuelled and ultimately unsatisfying. Yet, inescapably, we are part of the material world. How, then, can we develop a healthy connection to it? This pamphlet argues for a New Materialism, in which we grow a more deeply pleasurable, and also respectful relationship with the world of things. Not only do we think there is strong evidence to argue that this will significantly enhance our well-being, it is also an essential step forward if we are to thrive whilst living within our environmental means. We believe the New Materialism offers a better solution to key current economic challenges such as the need to generate ample, good-quality jobs and a way of making daily goods and services available that escapes the consumer debt-trap.

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  • Pamphlet: 28 pages
  • Publisher: The Real Press; First edition (24 Nov 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955226333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955226335
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 11.4 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,135,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andrew Simms is the author of Tescopoly and several other books. He is a Fellow of nef (the new economics foundation). Ruth Potts is a co-founder of bread, print & roses. She was a student on the first year of the new MA in Economics for Transition at Schumacher College. This pamphlet draws on work developed and written there.

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