Essays Tagged: "Consumerism"

Television and Commercialism

h. Programs look more like ads and ads look more like programs. All this leads to a close circle of consumerism. The three excerpts relate to these unifying ideas thus the validity of their argument.' ... teamwork. Most often in children's television one of the worst crimes you can commit is to be alone.Consumerism becomes a naturalized act since all you see is superficial and fake. You begin to believ ...

(6 pages) 195 0 4.1 Jan/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Consumer Culture:Troublesome Trends

society than a wealth of consumer goods. With the arrival of industrialization came the ideology of consumerism - the doctrine that the self cannot be complete without a wealth of consumer goods.# The ...

(13 pages) 391 1 4.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Holy War vs. Capitalist Materialism

a necessity to our well being. In the modern world, we are consumers. And the US is the epitome of consumerism.The base of consumerism is what Barber terms "soft goods" and service industries. Before ... over a number of years (especially with the end of the Cold War), we can see the shift towards the consumerism/soft goods economy. Entertainment and information are at the foundation of this economy, ...

(4 pages) 102 1 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The reasons why Christmas is overrated, in paragraph format.

commercial."It's a fact. The day after Thanksgiving kicks off the year's biggest month-long orgy of consumerism. The critics and cynics, and some moralists, will decry it all and wish for the golden d ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Affluent Society of the 50's and the effect on the youth of the nation.

Following the Great War, the American people moved into a culture of consumerism where conspicuous consumption shined as an example of the desires in the hearts of the p ...

(3 pages) 66 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The roaring 20's.

w advertising strategies led to the replacement of the old work ethic of save instead of spend with consumerism.Because many people had faith that the economy's prosperity could continue, buying on cr ...

(5 pages) 107 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

David Suzuki's book "From Naked Apes to Superspecies", which deals with environmental issues.

the environment is the central theme, the book also bridges into areas of bioethics, globalization, consumerism and social/environmental activism. The book also covers the more conventional and famili ...

(3 pages) 57 0 2.6 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Fight Club: Consumerism and Globalization A look into one of the main themes of the movie, Fight Club.

Fight Club: Consumerism and GlobalizationConsumerism and globalization have a huge influence on us and the chara ... powerful we feel. Nobody is equal; your status is calculated by the value of materials you consume. Consumerism has a negative influence on how we act. It has changed our personal values.Everything th ... annot live without those Gucci underwear and the Ikea beach wood closet unit.Another influence that consumerism has on us is that they change our relationships between each other. Some of us consume a ...

(2 pages) 216 5 3.5 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies


of a lifestyle that is rich, extravagant, and showy. The values that come to mind are materialism, consumerism, and the desire to show off to others. I assume that people who want a lifestyle like wh ...

(3 pages) 111 2 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The social changes of jacksonian period and WW1.

is created a bigger difference and impact in thousands of people's lifestyles. Cultural changes and consumerism flourished. Minorities and women experienced jobs and the benefits of voting. Even when ... eligion, it would not be as strict as the years before. This gave way to more important things like consumerism and the T.V. and radio.Literature during the Jacksonian Period didn't amount to the impa ...

(6 pages) 77 0 4.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Anthropology and what we can learn from the study of other cultures.

ion. There is a focus on the system of capitalism and the way theideal and practices of capitalism, consumerism and globalisation affect the aforementioned issues. Thelectures and readings have introd ...

(6 pages) 128 0 2.1 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

3 passages in which you analyze the syntax, diction and detail of the writing, and illustrate how that helps convey the purpose and meaning of the novel.

xley details a technocratic government where signs of emotions are rendered treacherous and extreme consumerism forms the core of society. However, even more revolting is the unconscionable replicatio ...

(9 pages) 52 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The diseases of Hunger.

er," believes that "anorexia and bulimia are particularly feminine statements about consumption and consumerism." Helwig provides numerous pieces of evidence for her claim, as one can see in the follo ... ves herself nearly to death to be attractive. Instead, Helwig suggests that it is "the nightmare of consumerism acted out in women's bodies." Aside from religious purposes and mental illness, Helwig s ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

"Consumerism Comparison"

nalysis essay covering both john cheevers "the enormous radio" and Juliet b schor's "the culture of consumerism. Basically points from the culture of consumerism are used to back up the ideas of consu ... consumerism in "the enormous radio." This is a descent essay, that should provide good ideas about consumerism, and demonstrates how to use ideas from authors to bring up points in another authors wo ...

(5 pages) 56 0 2.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

THis essay describes what pop art is adn how it is used.

considered by many to be the first Pop piece because of its many references to popular culture and consumerism. Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg were some of the first Pop artists in America, and ...

(1 pages) 113 5 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

The effects of MTV on youth consumer culture.

than high schools, and Americans spend more time shopping than reading.?(Quindlen). This growth of consumerism in our country must be attributed to something. Since our generation, arbitrarily titled ... Anna. ?Honestly--You Shouldn't Have: Stuff and stuff and nonsense. More thanever, America?s crazed consumerism seems absurd.? Newsweek 3 Dec. 2001: 76. Academic Index Univ. Central Fl. Lib. 26, Feb. ...

(7 pages) 133 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Why is the study of consumption central to how we understand how the media works? Examining sociological issues surrounding media and consumption.

is essential in learning why different types of media are successful or not.In order to understand consumerism we first of all need to understand the consumer. Unlike the term "customer", which is de ... valuating, acquiring, using or disposing of goods andservices."In the traditional sense of the word consumerism has been defined strictly in terms of economic goods and services. However, in recent ye ...

(4 pages) 144 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Consumerism in the movies American Beauty and Fight Club

ub and American Beauty, the values of happiness are interpreted incorrectly. This interpretation is consumerism. Consumerism is the myth that consuming will gratify an individual. Consuming can be pur ... consuming will gratify an individual. Consuming can be purchasing anything from a yacht to a book. Consumerism is encouraged through advertising in corporate America. Advertising and consumerism go h ...

(3 pages) 87 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis


ffect of globalization that came to mind was that the people of developing nations must see through consumerism, television, and advertisements the culture of the developed nations. This could have th ...

(4 pages) 124 1 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

"The Edible Woman" by Margaret Atwood

The main theme in the novel entitled The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood is consumerism. To consume, as defined by The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language is " ... ) for direct use or ownership. To waste; squander. To destroy totally; ravage. To absorb; engross." Consumerism is demonstrated throughout the novel in a variety of ways, some more subtle than others. ... Ainsley ends up being pregnant, the goal of her scheme. This imagery underlines the major theme of consumerism because each character is somehow consumed by another unless they break free, as did Mar ...

(7 pages) 4912 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American