The Resource Cool : how the brain's hidden quest for cool drives our economy and shapes our world, Steven Quartz and Anette Asp

Cool : how the brain's hidden quest for cool drives our economy and shapes our world, Steven Quartz and Anette Asp

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Cool : how the brain's hidden quest for cool drives our economy and shapes our world
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Cool
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how the brain's hidden quest for cool drives our economy and shapes our world
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Steven Quartz and Anette Asp
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A bold argument that our "quest for cool" shapes modern culture and the global economy Like it or not, we live in an age of conspicuous consumption. In a world of brand names, many of us judge ourselves and others by the products we own. Teenagers broadcast their brand allegiances over social media. Tourists flock to Rodeo Drive to have their pictures taken in front of luxury stores. Soccer moms switch from minivans to SUVs to hybrids, while hip beer connoisseurs flaunt their knack for distinguishing a Kölsch from a pilsner. How did this pervasive desire for "cool" emerge, and why is it so powerful today that it is a prime driver of the global economy? In Cool, the neuroscientist and philosopher Steven Quartz and the political scientist Anette Asp bring together the latest findings in brain science, economics, and evolutionary biology to form a provocative theory of consumerism, revealing how the brain's "social calculator" and an instinct to rebel are the crucial missing links in understanding the motivations behind our spending habits. Applying their theory to everything from grocery shopping to the near-religious devotion of Harley-Davidson fans, Quartz and Asp explore how the brain's ancient decision-making machinery guides consumer choice. Using these revolutionary insights, they show how we use products to advertise ourselves to others in an often unconscious pursuit of social esteem. Surprising at every turn, Cool will change the way you think about money, status, desire, and choice"--
  • "A bold argument that our "quest for cool" shapes modern culture and the global economy"--
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Quartz, Steven
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5415.32
LC item number
.Q37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1976-
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Asp, Anette
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  • Consumer behavior
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Consumer behavior
  • Consumption (Economics)
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Cool : how the brain's hidden quest for cool drives our economy and shapes our world, Steven Quartz and Anette Asp
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-275) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
The consumption mystery -- The three consumers within -- Cool on the brain -- Consumer evolution -- Status seeking and the rebel instinct -- Darwin goes shopping -- Rebel cool -- DotCool
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780374129187
Lccn
2014031273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Stock number
40024787884
System control number
  • (OCoLC)879582720
  • (OCoLC)ocn879582720
Label
Cool : how the brain's hidden quest for cool drives our economy and shapes our world, Steven Quartz and Anette Asp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The consumption mystery -- The three consumers within -- Cool on the brain -- Consumer evolution -- Status seeking and the rebel instinct -- Darwin goes shopping -- Rebel cool -- DotCool
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780374129187
Lccn
2014031273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Stock number
40024787884
System control number
  • (OCoLC)879582720
  • (OCoLC)ocn879582720

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