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consumerism

1. protection of the interests of consumers
2. advocacy of a high rate of consumption and spending as a basis for a sound economy

consumerism

  1. the prioritization and promotion of a culture of CONSUMPTION -see also CONSUMER CULTURE, ADVERTISING, TELEVISION.
  2. social movements directed at protecting or advancing the rights ofconsumers. See also CONSUMER MOVEMENT.
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The aim was to study the thinking and behaviour of a consumeristic society that has come to largely dominate the life of Egyptians.
In an age of information overload, the mere act of wading through and deciphering society's discards becomes a political act Thus these records become more than a consumeristic product: they become a reflection of the collector's inner vision and express an alternate aesthetic philosophy (Vale and Juno 1993:3-4).
exercise, diet); disease-specific self-management behaviors; and consumeristic type behaviors (e.
People who are more consumeristic tend to have lower satisfaction with their lives, a greater tendency to compulsive spending, higher incidences of depression, and also lower ethical standards.
The themes that pervade "Un altro che non ero io," namely the irony against the consumeristic attitude to landscape and traveling, and against the literary market, are even more apparent in Benati's latest collection, Cani dell'inferno, which I will briefly consider in conclusion.
Moreover, his exploration of how the American Legion's championing of the consumeristic "American way of life" as an antidote to the "menace" of cold-war communism explains why current slogans such as "shop till you drop" and "America: Open for Business
The consequence is that alongside an undoubtedly generous commitment capable of witnessing and of total giving, consecrated life today experiences the danger of mediocrity, adopting bourgeois values and a consumeristic mentality," Benedict said.
Amidst the many confusing messages parents receive today, family social scientist Bill Doherty is a countercultural voice of reason who urges parents to "take back your kids" from the consumeristic values and societal pressures that are impinging on and unbalancing our family lives.
What we are discarding in this consumeristic society, because the dictates of custom have decided are out of date, is appalling.
Hopes of a white Christmas, growing weariness with the consumeristic frenzy or desperate attempts to appease the in-laws are prompting more and more of us to break with tradition and book a festive break abroad.
In a consumeristic society and culture such as ours, to find this mother lode of care and concern for a better world is to stumble upon a group of very special people who do stand out for who and what they are.
While it is precisely these markers that provide for the objectivity of the made world Arendt was talking about, it is also the kind of permanence that is under threat in our increasingly consumeristic age.

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