Denison lecture examines consumer culture
Date of Event: February 4, 2010
Posted: January 22, 2010
Juliet Schor, a professor of sociology at Boston College and best-selling author, will lecture on consumer culture at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, in Denison University’s Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). The lecture, titled “Plenitude” is free and open to the public.
Schor is the author of the national best-seller, “The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure” and “The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need.” Her latest book is “Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture,” an account of marketing to children and an assessment of how this affects children.
The lecture is part of Denison University’s Consumption Series, a yearlong series of lectures and events designed to examine our habits of consumption.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — Juliet Schor lecture on consumer culture at 4:30 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 4, in Denison University’s Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public, visit www.denison.edu for more information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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