TIME: January 14, 2012, 19:00 - 21:30
PLACE: Botanique, Rue Royale 236, 1210 Brussels
LANGUAGE: English, translation to French and Dutch
Juliet Schor is professor of sociology at Boston College. She is known for her books criticising the modern consumerist society (“Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture”), and her analyses of the relatively recent decline in the quality of life of Americans (“The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure”, “The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don’t Need”). Her latest book “Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth” synthesises these interests by taking into consideration the impacts of the environmental crisis. The conference will be moderated by Philippe Lamberts, Greens/ EFA Member of European Parliament, and Dirk Holemans, director of the Flemish Green Foundation Oikos.