Category Archives: Consumerism

John Sprinkle

I attended the lecture session at 7pm in which John Sprinkle discussed the history and significance of the Executive Order 11935. This order was created by Nixon in 1971 and it stated that all federal agencies were to make a … Continue reading

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Downtown America, Part 1

This first section of Downtown America by Alison Isenberg, explores the rise and fall of “Downtown America”. The ‘Downtown Ideal’ was loved and venerated when it first emerged as an American hotspot. What I found most interesting was the links … Continue reading

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Satisfaction Guaranteed, Part 2

In this section of the book, Strasser discusses many interesting things about promoting goods and the introduction of more modern stores. The fact that children are special targets for promotional materials seems obvious, yet still incredibly interesting. Another thing I … Continue reading

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Satisfaction Guaranteed Part 1

Strasser explains how Crisco is an artifact of a culture in the making, “a culture founded on new technologies and structured by new personal habits and new economic forms.” The emergence of technology changed American culture in more ways than … Continue reading

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Fiske

In the very first sentence, the metaphor of shopping malls as cathedrals and consumption as a religion was interesting. Fiske then compared religion with consumption saying that religion had no power while the power of consumerism is endless. While I … Continue reading

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