The text, the letter states, sounds like commands to God rather than prayers, reflecting a have-it-now consumerist
spirit; and it uses inclusive language avoiding gender- specific terms, in a "faddish" manner.
It is problematic because it discounts the dignity and value of life for those with disabilities and plays into the consumerist
preoccupation with the perfect baby.
It helps us become critical thinkers so that we may resist the consumerist
messages promoted by the media.
When GM's president apologized to Nader at a congressional hearing, politicians sensed a new and powerful consumerist
With its rapidly growing economy, rising middle class, and trajectory toward an individualist and consumerist
society, what are the changes that China will become democratic?
This is a country where the old are left to die in poverty, where children are confined to schools from seven in the morning until seven at night so that their parents can be absorbed into the state's consumerist
ideals and policies.
Even by the end of the 1950s Germans had not yet embraced a consumerist
In the early '50s Britain remained in a state of economic austerity that made the consumerist
world appear exotic to British Pop artists.
We are also the greediest consumers of the world's resources and have been "McDonaldizing" the planet by exporting our consumerist
society into every corner of the globe.
While these symbiotic consumerist
processes are at their most extreme in the US, it is clear that this tendency is to be found throughout that developed world, so much so that one is tempted to assert that if there is a single apocalyptic invention in the twentieth century it is the automobile rather than the atomic bomb.
They closely describe the culture shock of coming to a rich and intact country, of trying to stay in love and create a happy family in a consumerist
society, and of learning to deal with American attitudes about foreigners, women's behavior and race.