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consumerism

a policy dedicated to promoting the interests of consumers as a whole.
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Contents: Housed at Duke University Libraries, this collection contains 600 health-related advertisements connecting modern medicine with the consumer culture.
The concept of global consumer culture (GCC) arises in this context, and is a set of symbols referring to consumption and to behaviors that are commonly understood, but that are not necessarily shared by consumers and businesses around the world (Alden, Steenkamp, & Batra, 1999).
The historian Steven Bunker offers a notable and often fun history of the modern consumer culture that bourgeoned in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Mexico City.
Although Bunker notes the limitation of viewing a history of Mexico City consumer culture as constituting a national experience, he persists in doing just that.
She reminds us that early critics often round that "paintings of modern life and cheap signs of consumer culture were all too closely connected" (8).
Claims about the feminization produced by consumer culture, or men's and women's participation in it, need not be substantiated, since the narrative about the feminization of the (masculine) individual by (feminine) social forces is a seductive fiction that has the force of ideology--that is, it is not understood as ideological because it has been naturalized as "reality.
6) Why this aversion to linking Luce to the consumer culture is a topic for another time.
On the contrary, there is a growing recognition that this choice to leave the pressures of consumer culture behind is both personally liberating and economically sound.
Contemporary consumer culture is organized around making money and then using it to purchase necessities, entertainment, and status symbols.
Allison Pugh, Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture.
Commerce in Color: Race, Consumer Culture, and American Literature, 1893-1933.
Any collection strong in regional American tourism, food, and in Southern culture will relish DIXIE EMPORIUM: TOURISM, FOODWAYS, AND CONSUMER CULTURE IN THE AMERICA SOUTH.
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