Consumption and Well-Being in the Material World by Miriam Tatzel

By Miriam Tatzel

This quantity addresses how we will locate happiness and wellbeing and fitness within the fabric global. It builds on earlier works that locate that materialism is linked to diminished overall healthiness (materialists are much less chuffed) and that consumerism, in all its large quantity, is damaging to environmental health and wellbeing. How will we use the cash and possessions in our lives within the carrier of well-being?  it seems that now not by way of being materialistic. will we enjoy the many wonders of -- in know-how, comfort and aesthetics -- with out falling prey to the lures and hazards of over the top fabric preoccupation? will we meet our fabric wishes in ways in which nourish progress and future health? The authors of the chapters during this quantity are on-going researchers into such questions. Herein you could find out about the hedonic merits of thrift and of spending on reports; how possessions should be necessary; how kinds of shoppers spend funds; cultural diversifications in conceptions of the "good life;" how we would reconcile environmental and buyer future health; and the way to degree the total of human, fiscal, and environmental future health. Taken all jointly, this assortment unearths grounds for compatibility among what is strong for the patron and what is reliable for the environment.


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