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My story, OR: How I found my freedom

I’m Lee. This is my story.

When I was in my twenties, I lived in a big city.
I spent every lunch time shopping, and spent every cent I had. 303 more words


Spending Less...

Is it a bad thing that I want to consume less this year than I did last year?

This is a question I have been contemplating lately. 419 more words

Thats Life

The Carbon Cost of Christmas

Christmas time is accompanied by seasonal increases in our level of consumption. But what is the environmental impact of Christmas?

From eating and drinking to giving and receiving, it is the time of the year when we do things to excess. 519 more words

Human Ecology

Empire Of Illusion

In 1962 Daniel J. Boorstin published The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America. A pseudo-event is a public relations tactic—a carefully crafted, television-ready spectacle that makes news for the sake of making news. 293 more words


Summary: A Magazine of Her Own? Margaret Beetham

A Magazine of Her Own? Domesticity and Desire in the Woman’s Magazine 1800-1914, Margaret Beetham (1996)

Beetham examines the development and ideological importance of popular domestic magazines for women in the nineteenth-century. 955 more words

Book Summary

Summary: The Sex of Things, Ed. Victoria de Grazia

The Sex of Things: Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective. Ed. Victoria de Grazia with Ellen Furlough, (1996).

The Sex of Things brings together innovative works from historians whose subject of enquiry lies at the intersection of gender and consumption. 355 more words

Book Summary

Climate Change is a massive issue

Our beautiful Earth is more under threat than ever before

This afternoon there will be a climate charge march in Liverpool in support of the COP 21 climate change talks being held in Paris later this week. 979 more words