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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221246993
Shaping : BROCHE
Size : 1 x 177 mm
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The Vertigo of Limitlessness

Release date : 10/09/2020
From the magnitude of theme parks to the infinite availability of products on the internet and the overabundance of big-box stores, humanity is pushing consumption to the limit every day. Where will it end?
Consumer society and its myth of abundance has forced itself on the West since the 1930s. Nothing is lacking, with merchandise immediately available and being constantly reproduced. This excessiveness allows us to go beyond the limits of the human body and the feeling of satisfaction. Through three emblematic examples—theme parks, big-box... Consumer society and its myth of abundance has forced itself on the West since the 1930s. Nothing is lacking, with merchandise immediately available and being constantly reproduced. This excessiveness allows us to go beyond the limits of the human body and the feeling of satisfaction. Through three emblematic examples—theme parks, big-box stores, and e-commerce—Florent Bussy analyzes the growth of sales offers that are completely disconnected from satisfying natural and social needs. The emergence of new forms of entertainment that arouse emotions of unprecedented intensity, along with to the exponential growth of new merchandise that quickly become obsolete, has brought about an unrestrained desire for pleasure. But is the mass development of the consumer and entertainment industries the new “opium of the people”? The limits of the human condition, just like the planet’s resources, seem forgotten in this orgy of overabundance, caused by rampant inequalities that that keep us from “building communities.” With the world is on the end of an ecological catastrophe, the vertigo of limitlessness is like the blindness of the orchestra of the Titanic that kept playing while the ship was about to sink.
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EAN : 9782221246993
Shaping : BROCHE
Size : 1 x 177 mm
Robert Laffont