Childhood Under Siege : How Big Business Ruthlessly Targets Children

Author: Joel Bakan
Homepage 9781847920577

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  • : $38.00(NZD)
  • : 9781847920577
  • : Vintage
  • : The Bodley Head Ltd
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  • : August 2011
  • : 234mm X 153mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 37.99
  • : October 2011
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Description

Throws a light on the ruthless manipulation of children by big business - and on society's failure to protect them. Children, it argues, are now perceived as a resource to be mined for profit. It takes us on a dystopian journey through a world of cynical exploitation, callous neglect, ill-informed parents and governments that look the other way.

Promotion info

A book about the exploitation of children by big business - by the author of the international bestseller The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power.

Reviews

"Bakan offers passionate argument and copious research in this compelling call for parents to stand up for their children." - "Booklist "(starred review)

Author description

Joel Bakan is professor of law at the University of British Columbia. A Rhodes Scholar and former law clerk to Chief Justice Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada, he holds law degrees from Oxford, Harvard and Dalhousie Universities. An internationally renowned legal authority, Bakan has written widely on law and its social and economic impact. He is the author of the bestselling and critically-acclaimed The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power.