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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 mass consumption stage is based on the transformation of small local markets into large national markets, with the help of infrastructure and commerce.
Whether or not mass consumption was an amusement or an effort to advance national development, shoppers were not to upend social hierarchies.
In line with the prophetic tradition of social justice literature on which it builds, the volume contends that business as usual within our mass consumption society is neither physically sustainable nor morally acceptable.
This mass consumption of sweets and sweeteners has shown a strong correlation to a wide array of lethal diseases.
The steps in operation inter-alia include allowing import of various items of mass consumption at zero or concessional import duties together with restrictions on exports, prescribing stockholding limits under Essential Commodities Act and allocation of foodgrain under TPDS to BPL and APL families.
The author looks at Priestley's politics (liberal socialism), his cultural work on defining 'Englishness' and its greatest foe, mass consumption, his war broadcasting and hopes for a programme of post-war reform (akin to George Orwell's), his post-war radicalism and disenchantment with Labour's obsession with state control, his difficult relations with the United States, and finally his writings during old age as the heir of H.G.
22 -- It is a big day for consumer point and shoots, as Nikon has introduced three new models fit for mass consumption.
While the system shows great promise the implementation of the system on a massive scale could prove too costly for mass consumption in the short-term.
The effects are terrific but this is Ancient Greece dumbed down for mass consumption.
A mass consumption of sweetened beverages like soda, fruit punch, sweet tea, sports drinks and others is fuelling soaring obesity and diabetes rates in the United States.
"Censored 2012: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2010-2011" discusses the crisis that is occurring in the American news media surrounding the under-reported stories that seem highly important yet were passed over for whatever reason, the manufacture of and mass consumption of junk news, propaganda, and much more.
Gary Indiana is best known for his cutting examinations of American mass consumption and celebrity culture--"the warping effect that capitalism and technology have on people's behaviors and personalities"--as in his novel, Three-Month Fever, detailing Andrew Cunanan's murder of Gianni Versace in 1997, and in his play, The Roman Polanski Story.