Consumerism and Society Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Consumerism and Society
Discusses the role of consumerism in society.
# 73119 | 1,350 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Business (Consumer Behavior) , Business (General)

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This paper discusses the role of consumerism in society. The paper attempts to address several issues regarding the prevalence of consumer culture, advertising, and marketing in media. It looks at the spread of consumerism and the growth of a consumption society.

From the Paper:

"Consumerism sets each person against themselves in an endless quest for happiness made possible only by acquiring more things. Consumerism is manifested in a never-ending cycle of purchasing of new goods and services. Consumers are programmed to pay little attention to their true needs or to the durability of the product or its origin or the environmental consequences of manufacture and disposal. Consumerism is driven by huge amounts of money spent on advertising intended to spur demand..."

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