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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 philosophy of global consumerism is addressed, along with an obsession for purchasing, and how this affects human beings, so that a consumeristic philosophy can become a lifestyle.
The philosophical foundation of this book is embedded in the Gandhian economics that espouses basic-needs fulfillment, not consumeristic material living and aggrandizements, and a production system that is self-sustaining (hence eco-friendly).
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.
Their collective form negates atomization, their activism transforms the passivity of the consumeristic spectacle negating the reification and the standardization of mass society.
But when the parents were interviewed about their children's consumeristic behavior, there were no significant differences between the two groups.
The change has brought not only a new liberty but also new consumeristic shock.
This essay argues that Stuart fairy poetry rooted in Shakespeare's innovative representation of tiny, consumeristic fairies, attempts to indigenize new forms of elite material display.
13) This culture offers no language for the articulation of depth or genuine longing, leaving many people in terrible desolation when suffering, serious loss, or the approach of death create crises that cannot be allayed by the available consumeristic means.
If we wish to find a way out of the soul-destroying routines of the postmodern ennui cycle with its consumeristic addictions (see Perec's Things), its narcissism and love of empty spectacle, its insane hunger for more and more objects to fill up the void of a life without meaning, I would suggest that we reassess the long tradition of writings on the maladies of the subject.
The first is to show how the process of consumer spending is adversely affecting the quality of life for many middle-and upper-middle-class Americans, while the second is to explore strategies to help Americans who are being overwhelmed by such consumeristic influences.
Rippen: I think the key thing is to focus more on the longer term strategies, like disease prevention and health promotion, especially in a consumeristic model.
Many pet names pay homage to the fact that, in a highly consumeristic culture, names are now used to comer market share, to perform a task unknown before the Industrial Revolution when the act of naming was not so intimately bound up with the litigious complexities of trademarks and copyrights, with fiercely competitive price wars in which companies make imperialistic grabs for the pocketbooks of indecisive consumers.

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