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Childhood under siege: how big business targets children

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From the writer of the hit film and international bestselling book The Corporation comes a shocking venture behind the scenes of the widespread manipulation of children by profit-seeking corporations--and of society's failure to protect them.

Childhood Under Seige reveals big business's discovery of a new resource to be mined for profit--our children. A journey through a world of unabashed exploitation, clued-out parents, and governments that look the other way, it tells the chilling and at times darkly humorous story of business's plans to turn kids into obsessive and narcissistic mini-consumers, media addicts, cheap and pliable workers, and chemical industry guinea pigs. Not to mention pharmaceutical pill poppers--psychotropic drug consumption by children has increased fivefold since 1980.

It's a winner-takes-all battle for children's hearts, minds and bodies as corporations pump billions into rendering parents and governments powerless to protect children from their calculated commercial assault and its disturbing toll on their health and well-being.

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display_descriptionIn Childhood Under Siege, Joel Bakan reveals the callous and widespread exploitation of children by profit-seeking corporations and society's failure to protect them. Focusing on the United States, Bakan looks at: how marketers target children to manipulate their vulnerable emotions, cultivate compulsive behavior, and addle their psyches with violence, sex, and obsessive consumerism; the dramatic increase in children's chronic health while corporations dump thousands of new chemicals in increasing amounts into the environment; the growing use of dangerous psychotropic drugs as pharmaceutical companies commandeer medical science, deploying dubious and often illegal marketing tactics to boost sales, etc. "As governments retreat from their previous roles of protecting children from harm at the hands of corporations," Bakan writes, "we, as a society, increasingly neglect children's needs, expose them to exploitation, and thus betray what we, as individuals, cherish most in our lives." Childhood Under Siege is a call to action to reverse these trends, and provides the necessary insights, information, and concrete proposals to do so.
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subject_facetChild consumers
Child welfare
Corporations -- Moral and ethical aspects
Target marketing
title_displayChildhood under siege : how big business targets children
title_fullChildhood under siege : how big business targets children / Joel Bakan
Childhood under siege : how big business targets children [electronic resource] Bakan, Joel.
title_shortChildhood under siege
title_subhow big business targets children
topic_facetChild consumers
Child welfare
Moral and ethical aspects
Target marketing