The Great Takeover

The Great Takeover:
 How materialism, the media and markets now dominate our lives 
Carol Craig

How materialism, the media and markets now dominate our lives

Carol Craig


This book describes the dominance of materialist values, the  media and business in all our lives and how this is leading to a loss of  individual and collective well-being

Covering psychology, politics and economics, Carol Craig looks  at many of the big issues of our times – debt, inequality, political  apathy, loss of self-esteem, pornography and the rise of celebrity  culture. The conclusion is simple and ultimately hopeful – we can change  our values and our lives.

The second edition includes a new section on the impact that the  film The True Cost had on the author and how fast fashion is having a  devastating effect on the global environment and workers' lives.   Further information about the film and what the Centre is doing to  promote these ideas can be found on the Centre's main website.

Postcards from Scotland is a series of short books designed to stimulate and communicate new thinking and ways of living.

Carol Craig is Chief Executive of the Centre for Confidence and  Well-being which she established in 2004. She is author of The Scots’  Crisis of Confidence (2003 and 2011) and The Tears that Made the Clyde:  Well-being in Glasgow (2010).

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