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Dematerializing : Taming The Power Of Possessions - Jane Hammerslough


Taming The Power Of Possessions

Paperback Published: 1st September 2002
ISBN: 9780738207728
Number Of Pages: 288

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"Getting what you want" today is increasingly linked to buying something. But is the purchase always enough? Picking up where "simplifying" may not satisfy, Dematerializing acknowledges the pleasures, along with the pitfalls, of living in a material world. With a sharp reporter's eye and a wry sensibility, Jane Hammerslough encourages readers to explore how a consumption-crazed culture affects their own relationships with objects. By considering what possessions can and can't do, and by exploring where belief in the magic of the material encroaches on belief in ourselves and other people, Dematerializing offers insight into the pressures of living in a possession-obsessed environment--and ways to tame materialism in our own lives. Grounded by real-world examples, research, and the author's own experience, this inspiring book is for those who appreciate having "nice things" but are also disturbed by the control "nice things" sometimes have on their lives.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Materializingp. 1
At Peace with the Pastp. 35
Good in Your Skinp. 59
Understandingp. 85
Belongingp. 109
Lovep. 137
Doing the Right Thingp. 157
Being Betterp. 185
Free from Fearp. 207
Controlp. 229
Dematerializingp. 249
Recommended Readingp. 269
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9780738207728
ISBN-10: 0738207721
Series: Taming the Power of Possessions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st September 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.93 x 13.87  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

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