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The Resource The age of addiction : how bad habits became big business, David T. Courtwright

The age of addiction : how bad habits became big business, David T. Courtwright

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The age of addiction : how bad habits became big business
Title
The age of addiction
Title remainder
how bad habits became big business
Statement of responsibility
David T. Courtwright
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Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • We live in an age of addiction, from compulsive gaming and shopping to binge eating and opioid abuse. Sugar can be as habit-forming as cocaine, researchers tell us, and social media apps are hooking our kids. But what can we do to resist temptations that insidiously and deliberately rewire our brains? Nothing, David Courtwright says, unless we understand the history and character of the global enterprises that create and cater to our bad habits. The Age of Addiction chronicles the triumph of what Courtwright calls "limbic capitalism," the growing network of competitive businesses targeting the brain pathways responsible for feeling, motivation, and long-term memory. We see its success in Purdue Pharma's pain pills, in McDonald's engineered burgers, and in Tencent video games from China. All capitalize on the ancient quest to discover, cultivate, and refine new and habituating pleasures. The business of satisfying desire assumed a more sinister aspect with the rise of long-distance trade, plantation slavery, anonymous cities, large corporations, and sophisticated marketing. Multinational industries, often with the help of complicit governments and criminal organizations, have multiplied and cheapened seductive forms of brain reward, from junk food to pornography. The internet has brought new addictions: in 2018, the World Health Organization added "gaming disorder" to its International Classification of Diseases. Courtwright holds out hope that limbic capitalism can be contained by organized opposition from across the political spectrum. Progressives, nationalists, and traditionalists have made common cause against the purveyors of addiction before. They could do it again. - Jacket flap
  • We live in an age of addiction, from compulsive gaming and shopping to binge eating and opioid abuse. What can we do to resist temptations that insidiously and deliberately rewire our brains? Nothing, David Courtwright says, unless we understand the global enterprises whose "limbic capitalism" creates and caters to our bad habits.--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YUS
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1952-
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Courtwright, David T.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Compulsive behavior
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Hedonism
  • Advertising
  • Psychology, Pathological
  • Capitalism
  • Behavior, Addictive
  • Advertising
  • Capitalism
  • Obsessive Behavior
  • Sociological Factors
  • MEDICAL / Internal Medicine
  • Capitalism
  • Advertising
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Hedonism
  • Psychology, Pathological
  • Sucht
  • Abhängigkeit
  • Zwangshandlung
  • Hedonismus
  • Werbung
  • Märkt
Label
The age of addiction : how bad habits became big business, David T. Courtwright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Newfound pleasures
  • Mass pleasures
  • Liberating enslaving pleasures
  • Anti-vice activism
  • Pro-vice activism
  • Food addictions
  • Digital addictions
  • Against excess
Control code
1059256427
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780674737372
Lccn
2018045844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 520
Other control number
40029076226
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059256427
Label
The age of addiction : how bad habits became big business, David T. Courtwright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Newfound pleasures
  • Mass pleasures
  • Liberating enslaving pleasures
  • Anti-vice activism
  • Pro-vice activism
  • Food addictions
  • Digital addictions
  • Against excess
Control code
1059256427
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780674737372
Lccn
2018045844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 520
Other control number
40029076226
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059256427

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