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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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Time and again Goldthwaite's consumerist analysis sidesteps social process and social relations, in its hard focus on the mystic (non-social) ties of ownership between the buyer and his goods.
Therein lies an alternative to "reader as customer." It's a model that retains some of the truer insights of the consumerist model: That the reader must lie at the core of the journalist's concerns.
The position of the defendant, however, appears somewhat different and the idea of applying equivalent consumerist ideas in this respect might seem less straightforward, if not more controversial, the `presumption of innocence' notwithstanding.
All these things help control the consumerist influence of marketing on the shape and spirit of public space.
From how yearning for material things can have a corruptive influence, to the value of Buddhist tools in restoring balance to one's life and wants, to ethical principles of Buddhist consumption (ranging from how to successfully be generous in a consumerist world to Green Power in contemporary Japan) and much more, these essays strike directly to the heart of modern materialism--what it is, how much is too much, and how to put the craving in its place before it escalates into untold misery.
Lawrence Gould, author of the Datamonitor report, said: ``Parents are curtailing the growth in the pocket money that they give children, partly through fear of encouraging excessive consumerist behaviour at an early age.
"The message of Christmas can shake us out of the superficial conformism of the consumerist world.
The chapter on Community is vital reading for those who experience the failure of interconnectedness in their churches, "because the church cannot build community beyond that based on personal feelings and attitudes, particularly those founded on like-mindedness." In other words our churches have fallen prey to the consumerist materialism that is the dominant philosophy of our age.
You've got gay culture turning into this weird narcissistic, consumerist thing--a collective insanity.
The cardinal's general comment on Taiwanese society is that it "became more industrialized, urbanized, and consumerist. People think only of material things, neglecting the spiritual side of life." A great problem for the Church there is the lack of vocations.
Despite a history of teachings on the spiritual corruption associated with excessive attachment to wealth or material accumulation and the issuing of occasional statements on the topic, religious leaders and institutions in industrial nations have largely failed to address the consumerist engine that drives industrial economies.
Receiving this mailing just a few weeks after the World Trade Center tragedy reminded me of why I'm offended by the consumerist binge that is being urged on us as the path to economic recovery.

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