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consumerism

a policy dedicated to promoting the interests of consumers as a whole.
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Bunker's discussion of department stores best supports his overall argument that Mexico's political and economic elites considered a broad based consumer culture essential to furthering national development and modernization.
4] Fight Club bases its social critique on the premise that a feminizing consumer culture destroys authenticity.
I will then sketch how he and his magazines interacted with various groups of intellectuals and artists during the middle decades of the twentieth century and suggest that this interaction probably shaped the consumer culture in ways that we have yet to uncover.
Since in consumer culture values and norms of consumers are identified along with consumption, one can expect to find low levels of guilt due to the transgression of social norms and values.
In this author's study of consumer culture in mid-eighteenth-century Damascus, his use of unpublished manuscripts authored by the renowned Damascene intellectual 'ABd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi (thus in the volume) (consulted by Grehan in the Suleymaniye Library, Istanbul), which are contemporaneous with the inventories studied for this book, along with chronicles penned by the eighteenth-century Damascene Ahmad al-Budayri and earlier ones in Damascus such as the work by Ibn Kan'an, supplement and contextualize Grehan's information obtained from the probate inventories.
The core and real strength of this book are case studies of five Chinese pharmaceutical companies that illustrate native contributions to the development of a modern medicine consumer culture.
It emphasizes the capitalist nature of Western culture and how men's bodies have become an integral part of consumer culture.
After all, convenience and disposability were the new watchwords of the postwar consumer culture.
History and refusal; consumer culture and postmodern theory in the contemporary American novel.
Seidman appears overly convinced that consumer culture did not take hold in Spain until the onset of economic recovery in the 1950s.
The most extraordinary examples of these deconstructions of graphic desi gn and typography as forces of control within the larger visual regimes of consumer culture can be found in Hirschhorn's book Les plaintifs, les betes, les politiques (1995).
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