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Guilt Trip. From Fear to Guilt on the Green Bandwagon

  • ID: 2209493
  • Book
  • October 2009
  • 284 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Our guilt has changed everything

Guilt has replaced Fear as our dominant emotion when we consume messages of mass media and marketing and that shift is set to change everything. With more information at our disposal than ever, we re able to see the true cost of what is done to meet our needs, from foreign wars to cheap trainers.

How did this come about? What effects is this having on mass communications? How are brands, business, organisations and individuals responding to this? These are the questions addressed in Guilt Trip.

A hugely entertaining analysis that cuts through the rhetoric and offers new insights into the causes and cure for greenwash.

Mark Line, Executive Chairman, Two Tomorrows Group

A provocative, vibrant, panoramic review of the way we live and shop today. Hesz and Neophytou pose fundamental questions about the role of fear and guilt in modern consumption and marketing.

Jim Carroll, Chairman, BBH London

The biggest economic downturn in our lifetime has clearly highlighted the limitations of the plc model that has been the basis of our western economy for generations. However, this thought–provoking, well–written analysis shows that there are viable sustainable alternatives, which should be considered as we move to a post recession world.

Patrick Allen, Marketing Director, The Co–operative Group

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Introduction Idiots and Infants.

Chapter 1 An Irrational Animal.

1.1 The Sneetches and Other Parables.

1.2 A Rose by Any Other Name.

1.3 Tis the Season for Extraordinary Mass Acquisition.

Chapter 2 The Necessary Lie.

2.1 What is Marketing?

2.2 A Brief History of Shouting Part 1.

2.3 A Brief History of Shouting Part 2.

2.4 Omnipotent Slaves.

Chapter 3 You Can t Handle the Truth.

3.1 Keep It Simple, Stupid.

3.2 An Extraordinary Addiction.

3.3 The Tuna that won t Turn Pink in the Can.

Chapter 4 Guilt is the New Fear.

4.1 The Pet Goat, and Other Frightening Stories.

4.2 Culpability Killed the Cat.

4.3 The Big Green Button.

Chapter 5 Shades of Green.

5.1 A Sweet Truth, or, A–Till–a the Un–healthy.

5.2 A Token of Appreciation.

5.3 The Arabian Babbler and Bob Dylan.

Chapter 6 Reparations.

6.1 Ask not . . . .

6.2 It s OK to be Bad.

6.3 What Now?


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Alex Hesz
Bambos Neophytou
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