consumerism

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the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial

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a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers

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What marked the consumer culture that emerged in the late nineteenth century as modern was mass marketing and mass consumption.
3] Echoing countless social critics who bemoan the emasculating effects of consumer culture on once self-defined and autonomous individuals, Fight Club clearly delineates the lure of commodities and the false promises of a therapeutic individualism.
I am taking the history of the middle class seriously (as did Warren Susman) and suggesting that understanding Luce's relationship with the American middle class and consumer culture could be helpful in connecting business history and consumer economy to broader considerations of modern U.
Embedding the present study of consumer guilt within context of the consumer culture in Izmir, Turkey, in the last section, the findings are also discussed based on cultural transformations and diversities in consumers' experiences of feelings of guilt.
Using probate inventories for studying consumer culture is a judicious use of the source, but it is not an easy task; Grehan has made the most of a difficult undertaking not only in terms of reading the documents (not always very legible), but also in contextualizing them through the use of local chronicles and comparative sources.
Davis begins in chapter one to explore the relations between consumer culture and race with various illustrations from the writings of Booker T.
He seeks insight by examining the development of consumer culture in China and Southeast Asia during the first half of the twentieth century.
How can scholars historicize and analyze consumer culture without placing too many themes under its broad umbrella?
Seven international dancers perform a piece satirising celebrity and consumer culture.
Co-written by recognized consumer culture historian Stuart Ewen, Typecasting: On the Arts and Sciences of Human Inequality is a plain-terms, no-holds-barred look at the long-running practice of science warped to serve prejudice.
Keywords: men's bodies, consumer culture, contemporary men's research
4) A second was the rising pressure of greater permissiveness and the loosening of social mores, itself associated with the growth of a youth-based consumer culture of pleasure and entertainment.
It may be technologically outmoded, but it still stands for the triumph of pragmatic New World ec onomics over profligate consumer culture, with its endless cycles of novelty and obsolescence.
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