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  • Published: 1 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9781573228299
  • Imprint: Riverhead
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $26.99

Coercion

Why We Listen to What "They" Say



Noted media pundit and author of Playing the Future Douglas Rushkoff gives a devastating critique of the influence techniques behind our culture of rampant consumerism. With a skilled analysis of how experts in the fields of marketing, advertising, retail atmospherics, and hand-selling attempt to take away our ability to make rational decisions, Rushkoff delivers a bracing account of media ecology today, consumerism in America, and why we buy what we buy, helping us recognize when we're being treated like consumers instead of human beings.

  • Published: 1 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9781573228299
  • Imprint: Riverhead
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $26.99

About the author

Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff has written ten books on new media and popular culture including Cyberia, Media Virus, Playing the Future, Nothing Sacred: The Truth about Judaism and Coercion. He has also written and presented two documentaries, The Merchants of Cool and The Persuaders. Between 1996 and 2001 he wrote a column on interactive culture for the New York Times and the Guardian. Previous jobs have included certified stage fight choreographer and keyboardist for the band Psychic TV. He lives in New York.

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