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- Australian household consumption and the slow burn of the environment
- Burke, Terry; Ralston, Liss
- 'Mad Men', the television series on the social relationships and marketing practices within a Madison Avenue advertising agency in the late 1950s and early 1960s, has been lauded as one of the finest contemporary television shows. Part of the attraction is how well it captures the lifestyles of that era. This was an era when consumption could be undertaken largely without guilt because, with few exceptions, there was little critical discourse on consumption and no popular awareness that there might be major unintended side effects on the economy, society and the environment. This chapter reviews broad trends in household consumption in Australia and locates them within the changing social and economic context.
- Publication type
- Book chapter
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. Institute for Social Research
- Urban consumption / Peter W. Newton (ed.), Chapter 9, pp. 125-138
- Publication year
- 20th century history; Consumerism; Consumer behaviour; Household consumption
- CSIRO Publishing
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © Peter W. Newton 2011. All rights reserved.
- Peer reviewed