Articles tagged consumerism

Ubiquitous Grooves: A Vinyl Obituary

Perhaps these days our real choice is not between buying vinyl or digital, but between listening and not listening.

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The Politics of Performance: Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping

Like many avant-gardists before them, Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping view their performances not as an artistic practice or profession, but as an orientation toward life.

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Who’s Tapping Into the Dream Market?

They don't make gay laundry detergent, lesbian deodorant, bisexual tomato paste, or transsexual wine coolers, but the effort to appeal to the LGBT demographic is on the rise.

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24 Aug 2009 // 2:00 AM

Black Gay Marriage

Listening to ‘A Spirited Debate on Gay Marriage’ from the Michael Eric Dyson Show

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To Serve God and Wal-Mart by Bethany Moreton

As conservative Christianity focused more intently on reaffirming that a woman's real work was domestic and reproductive, Wal-Mart became an ideological ally.

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Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Atlantic correspondent and journalism professor Ellen Ruppel Shell is an engaging and compelling look at the ramifications

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Brand New China by Jing Wang

Written like a college textbook and packaged like a novel, this book blurs the line between storytelling and statistical analysis, making for an interesting, complex read.

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Tourists of History by Marita Sturken

The idea of education as liberation is a poor one; education might allow a critical perspective on cultural practices, but asserting that ironic frame helps an individual grieve, or mourn, or live a richer and fuller life, is a mistake.

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Dont Panic by Cassandra Wilkinson

Wilkinson gives an interesting and challenging look at what's good about capitalism.

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22 Aug 2007 // 5:10 AM

A reflection of consumerism

Lindsay Lohan busted for cocaine! Paris Hilton: I hate prison food! Angelina Jolie takes her kids bowling—in France! We’ve become junkies—craving more

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22 Jul 2007 // 10:59 PM

The Culture Code by Clotaire Rapaille

The Culture Code is American to its core.

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Getting Loose by Sam Binkley

Binkley does more than simply mark the transition from Yippy to yuppie.

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8 Aug 2005 // 9:08 AM

The way passionate love is sold in novels and films and pop music has a lot in common with the way shopping is celebrated by

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Eye of Lenzi: "Gang War in Milan" and "Spasmo"

// Short Ends and Leader

"Two wide and handsome Italian thrillers of the 1970s.

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