Category Archives: Consumerism

Endangered childhoods: how consumerism is impacting child and youth identity

Modern-day children are immersed in cultures of consumption such that every aspect of their lives is touched by a buy-and-consume modality. In particular, children in North America are increasingly experiencing the effects of consumer culture at unprecedented levels of involvement. … Continue reading

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A binge-consuming culture: The effect of consumerism on social interactions in western societies

We live in a “binge-consuming” culture. Indeed, a certain compulsion to consume seems to characterize not only the way in which people relate to the object world of luxury goods but also the way we relate to other people, institutions … Continue reading

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