David Golding is a PhD candidate at University of Lancaster and a staff writer at PopMatters. He recently completed five years of teaching sociology, development geography, and peace studies in Sri Lanka. Previously, he worked as a human rights observer in Guatemala and Mexico. His research can be found at www.dgolding.net.
In a society of things, social responsibility requires a recognition of the influence of commodities upon our most foundational spiritual experiences. Nickelodeon's animated series, Rocko's Modern Life, puts it simply.