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consumerism

a policy dedicated to promoting the interests of consumers as a whole.
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Everyone plays a role, from the broker who sells health care plans, to the employer who offers health care coverage, to the physician, to the consumers who ultimately make the decisions that play a huge part in how healthy they are," stresses Post, who is the other cochair of IBC's consumerism office.
Oddly, Bauman is quiet on the role of transnational actors--such as nongovernmental organizations that promote human rights, ethical trade and consumerism, and corporate responsibility--in shaping planetary politics.
Consuming Life builds on Bauman's recent body of work on consumerism and liquid modernity.
This similarity, Miller contends, is what allows consumerism so easily to co-opt religious fervor.
Another way of seeing consumerism is as an ideology.
Indeed, for the outcomes of reflective thinking, consumerism, and interest in ads, this analysis showed effects that would have been masked by an ANOVA analysis that accounted only for a main effect of lesson condition without acknowledging the role of media orientations.
The author examines her thesis of the "irresistible Americanization of Europe" with reference to a number of innovations including the introduction of supermarkets and chain stores, the popularity of Hollywood films and celebrities among European audiences, the spread of service associations such as Rotary, the adoption of big brand marketing and the general inculcation of consumerism among the mass of the population.
1) However, Joel Spring's new book sharpens the analysis by exploring how the promotion and marketing of the ideology of consumerism led to the creation of our current "consumer state", thanks to the efforts of an unholy alliance (he calls it a "marriage") among schools, the U.
These features also made class status--or the signs of it--attainable to virtually anyone through consumerism.
The contrast between consumerism and simple living at first glance seems fairly straightforward: Consumerism is about having more stuff, simple living is about having less stuff.
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