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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 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 impulse.
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 ethic.
In the early '50s Britain remained in a state of economic austerity that made the consumerist world appear exotic to British Pop artists.
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.
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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.

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