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Tea Consumption, Politics, and Revolution, 1773-1776

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English | December 15, 2023 | ISBN: 1501773216 | 402 pages | MOBI | 10 Mb
In Tea, James R. Fichter reveals that despite the so-called Boston Tea Party in 1773, two large shipments of tea from the East India Company survived and were ultimately drunk in North America. Their survival shaped the politics of the years ahead, impeded efforts to reimburse the company for the tea lost in Boston Harbor, and hinted at the enduring potency of consumerism in revolutionary politics.


Patterns of News Consumption in a High-Choice Media Environment A Romanian Perspective

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English | ISBN: 3031419537 | 2023 | 224 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Based on a Romanian case study, this book sheds light on the supply and demand of news and information in the current digital era, dominated by unprecedented dramatic changes. In addition to identifying patterns of journalistic reporting and news consumption, the book offers a thorough approach to how the classic theories in media and communication studies can be reinterpreted in the current attention economy and media abundance paradigm. The research data included in this book provide a snapshot of media consumption patterns and encompass experts’ views and predictions about how media habits and diets might evolve.


Notes on Consumption Theory

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English | 2024 | ISBN: 3031549856 | 161 Pages | PDF EPUB (True) | 10 MB
This textbook offers a compact, yet formal, synthesis of the broad field of consumption theory. Written in a coherent and accessible way, this book introduces graduate and postgraduate students to dynamic optimization applied to consumption under certainty and uncertainty, in discrete and continuous time. Delving into deterministic and stochastic models, including the use of Brownian motions, the book offers a deeper understanding of consumption decisions and their impact on asset pricing and investment in partial and general equilibrium.


Limits of Consumption

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English | 2018 | ISBN: 1910553948 | EPUB | pages: 252 | 1.6 mb
Degradation of the environment and climate change are the most important challenges facing humanity. For thousands of years humanity lived inharmonious relationship with nature. The industrial revolution marked a major turning point in Earth’s ecology and humans’ relationship with the environment. Following the Second World War, massive urbanisation (from 30% of global population in 1950 to 56% in 2016), manifold increase in global GDP (from $5.7 trillion in 1950 to $110trillion in 2016), unprecedented growth in population (from 2.6 billion in 1950 to 7.4billion in 2016) and rising energy consumption, have resulted in a quantum leap to human induced activities, particularly since 1950. Today, we are in the midst of a rapid transition to a world where human populations are more crowded, more connected and more consuming, simultaneously co-habiting with unparalleled levels of poverty and hunger. With rapidly increasing consumption, the carrying capacity of the Earth has come under tremendous pressure. Large-scale mining, massive industrialisation, intensive commercial agriculture and destruction of forests have given rise to unprecedented pollution of air, rivers, lakes and oceans, desertification and acidification of soil, decline in bio-diversity, contamination of groundwater aquifers, rise in temperatures and erratic weather patterns. Soil-loss rate exceeds soil-formation rate at least by tenfold. Per capita availability of fresh water has declined by about 70% since 1950 while consumption is up by about 9 times. Air pollution has emerged as the most serious health hazard resulting in over seven million deaths per year. Anthropogenic greenhouse gases are resulting in global warming and climate change, threatening the life support system on planet earth. Despite the plethora of international negotiations, declarations and treaties since the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, the ground realities continue to deteriorate. The governments, NGOs and environmental experts have successfully converted a simple subject into a most complex matrix. Transition towards sustainability remains a distant dream. Under these circumstances, it would be worthwhile to look at the wisdom of our ancestors who lived in harmony with nature for thousands of years. Based on comprehensive research, this book attempts to bring out the ground realities and the wisdom of our ancestors in a concise and coherent manner to mitigate this serious threat to humanity.


Ecstatic Consumption

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English | ISBN: 1443897965 | 2016 | 245 pages | PDF | 992 KB
While modernity aspired to fix radical alienation through aesthetics by assigning an ethical value to narratives, contemporary literature and the arts are no longer immune to the impact of commodity culture amplified by globalization. In the world of commodity, corporate logic, and cyborgs, the very notion of identity is frequently turned into a spectacle. Yet, it is also simultaneously mobilized by the search for what Jean Baudrillard describes as the ecstatic form that materializes aesthetics. Ecstatic Consumption: The Spectacle of Global Dystopia in Contemporary American literature investigates not only how these transformations affect gender, racial, and class relations, as well as how they impact the representation of historical events. Pop culture media and discourses of multiculturalism, both important venues of and vehicles for globalization, have had an extensive effect on contemporary writers like Don DeLillo, Marge Piercy, and Jane Smiley, as have the discourses of terrorism and assimilation on the works of Diana Abu-Jaber, Chang-Rae Lee, Shalom Auslander, and Alissa Torres. As the works of these authors show, the tendency to unify the world as a global village has been frequently complicit in perpetuating oppressive, neo-colonial ideologies. As these writers reveal, literature no longer provides a solid cure for the somnambulist culture of instant gratification. On the global stage, the body becomes the ultimate commodity: the fetish of ecstatic consumption. In a world of commodity, corporate logic, and make-believe cyborgs, the very notion of identity is turned into a spectacle, yet is simultaneously mobilized by the search for ecstatic avatar (anti)forms. Whether these forms provide an escape into a utopian space or further enhance the dystopian ecstasy is a crucial query framing this book. As it shows, the works of DeLillo, Smiley, Piercy, Abu-Jaber, Lee, Auslander, and Torres provide important and challenging commentaries on the ecstatic gaze of global dystopia, particularly its glut for alterity and the tragic, often disguised as interchangeable metaphors of Otherness, fear, anxiety, terror, pain, and pleasure, titillation, exoticism, and ecstasy. Consequently, the book sheds light on the ways in which the culture of spectacle is ever-evolving, manipulating and affecting the global dependence on the ecstasy of consumption and its many different forms.


Tea Consumption, Politics, and Revolution, 1773-1776 [Audiobook]

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English | ASIN: B0CP9Z1LQV | 2023 | 14 hours and 12 minutes | M4B@64 kbps | 399 MB
Author: James R. Fichter
Narrator: Jonathan Yen

In Tea James Fichter reveals that despite the so-called Boston Tea Party in 1773, two other large shipments of tea from the East India Company survived and were ultimately drunk in North America. The survival of these shipments shaped the politics of the years ahead and hint at the enduring potency of consumerism in revolutionary politics. Tea protests were widespread in 1774, but, Fichter argues, so were tea advertisements and tea sales. Such protests were noisy and sometimes misleading performances, not clear signs that tea consumption was unpopular. Revolutionaries vilified tea in their propaganda and prohibited the importation and consumption of tea and British goods.