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Definitions for consumerism
kənˈsu məˌrɪz əmcon·sumerism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consumerism(noun)

    the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial

  2. consumerism(noun)

    a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers

Wiktionary

  1. consumerism(Noun)

    A policy of protecting and informing consumers through honesty in advertising and packaging, improved safety standards etc

  2. consumerism(Noun)

    A materialistic attachment to possessions

  3. consumerism(Noun)

    An economic theory that increased consumption is beneficial to a nation's economy in the long run.

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  1. Consumerism

    Consumerism is a social and economic order that encourages the purchase of goods and services in ever-greater amounts. Criticisms of consumption are already present in the works of Thorstein Veblen. Veblen's subject of examination, the newly emergent middle class arising at the turn of the twentieth century, comes to full fruition by the end of the twentieth century through the process of globalization. In this sense, consumerism is usually considered a part of media culture. The term "consumerism" has also been used to refer to something quite different called the consumerists movement, consumer protection or consumer activism, which seeks to protect and inform consumers by requiring such practices as honest packaging and advertising, product guarantees, and improved safety standards. In this sense it is a movement or a set of policies aimed at regulating the products, services, methods, and standards of manufacturers, sellers, and advertisers in the interests of the buyer. In economics, consumerism refers to economic policies placing emphasis on consumption. In an abstract sense, it is the consideration that the free choice of consumers should strongly orient the choice what is produced and how, therefore the economic organization of a society. Also this vote is not "one man, one voice", but "one dollar, one voice", which may or may not reflect the contribution of people to society.

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How to say consumerism in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consumerism in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consumerism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of consumerism in a Sentence

  1. Jeremy Lam:

    My culture is NOT your goddamn prom dress, for it to simply be subject to American consumerism and cater to a white audience is parallel to colonial ideology.

  2. Bitch Flicks:

    Ideologically, 'Pretty Woman' is a love song to consumerism and capitalism, 'Pretty Woman' depicts a world where everyone is either a card-carrying member of the corporate caste or an obliging subordinate ... It is obsessed with things (hotel suites, private jets, fancy clothes) and encourages the audience to share its obsession with things.

  3. Sister Rose:

    I use human dignity, the common good, human solidarity, family, community ... even challenging the dominant culture of consumerism.

  4. Norman Siegel:

    SantaCon is a cultural public commentary on the Christmas season, from a critique of consumerism to cultural and charitable giving, it's part satire and has an edge.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    The excessive speed of mundialization, the exacting demands of the God of consumerism and the to-and-fro swinging, from one period to another and from one domain to another, cause inner heartaches. People feel like individuals “with no sense of belonging” and characters "without qualities”. ( "The church was no longer in the middle" )

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