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Consumerism

  • By: Peter N. Stearns
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The global spread of consumerism is a pervasive feature of culture in the global era, but it also has extensive historical roots. Consumerism can be roughly defined as a deep interest in acquiring material items not necessary to even reasonably ample ...

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