Consumed by Aja Barber audiobook

Consumed: The Need for Collective Change: Colonialism, Climate Change, and Consumerism

By Aja Barber
Read by Aja Barber

Balance, Grand Central Publishing 9781538709849

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781668601372

  • ISBN: 9781668601358

Runtime: 8.30 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Aja Barber wants change.

In the ’learning’ first half of the book, she will expose you to the endemic injustices in our consumer industries and the uncomfortable history of the textile industry; one which brokered slavery, racism and today's wealth inequality. And how these oppressive systems have bled into the fashion industry and its lack of diversity and equality. She will also reveal how we spend our money and whose pockets it goes into and whose it doesn't (clue: the people who do the actual work) and will tell her story of how she came to learn the truth.

In the second ‘unlearning’ half of the book, she will help you to understand the uncomfortable truth behind why you consume the way you do. She asks you to confront the sense of lack you have, the feeling that you are never quite enough and the reasons why you fill the aching void with consumption rather than compassion. And she makes you challenge this power disparity, and take back ownership of it. The less you buy into the consumer culture the more power you have.

CONSUMED will teach you how to be a citizen not a consumer.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 8.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English