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Consuming Kids

The Hostile Takeover of Childhood

by Susan Linn

Consuming Kids
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  • First Published:
    May 2004, 256 pages
    Paperback:
    Aug 2005, 304 pages

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This illuminating read has a place on all library shelves - Parenting/Current Affairs

From the book jacket: A shocking exposé of the $15 billion marketing maelstrom aimed at our children and how we can stop it.

Comment: Consuming Kids is a very scary read - which makes it all the more important that it is read.  Much of what Linn says has already been discussed in other recent books about consumerism such as Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graaf, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies by Naomi Klein and Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers by Alissa Quart. However Linn takes a slightly different angle by looking at the 'whole child' - taking the position that children are 'multifaceted beings whose ...

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