Tag Archives: Reflection Blog

Voluntary Simplicity

A life of voluntary simplicity seems to be the exact opposite of conspicuous consumption that we discussed in our first week. We have come full circle from upper middle class competitive consumption to hippie-ish ideas about conservation and simple living. … Continue reading

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Mall

On Friday, April 20th, I visited the Springfield Mall at 11:30 in the morning. I was supposed to get there by 11:00 but I got help back in traffic and then a little lost. I finally saw the mall and … Continue reading

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Purchasing Power

This book was really interesting, though I wish she had had more of a variety in the ages of the children observed as well as in the areas in which she observed. My favorite part that I found most interesting … Continue reading

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A Year Without…

This book was interesting and comical. It makes you think about how many of your own products are from China and when you do realize just how much you are surrounded by Chinese products it is overwhelming. That was my … Continue reading

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Overspent American

This reading really shows how much Americans get pulled into a certain lifestyle. I was surprised by how many factors really go into this vortex of consumerism. Not only is it TV and commercials that invent needs, trends and desires … Continue reading

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To Serve God and Wal-Mart

I was really surprised to learn the history of Wal-Mart in this reading. I never knew that the company thrived due to Christian ideals, though it does not surprise me that the first store was in a rural community. It … Continue reading

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Male Shoppers and Mobile Apps

Both of these articles were interesting in their perspectives. One talks of how men are becoming more crucial to cater to, and another, how women are the main customers to keep happy. I was surprised by many of the statistics … Continue reading

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Fashion Democracy

I have never heard of Polyvore, but it does not surprise me that such a site exists. How they want to democratize fashion was interesting, empowering people to share their own style. After Friday‚Äôs discussion about websites keeping tabs on … Continue reading

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Clicks and Mortar

This article made some amazing connections and brought up many interesting things to think about. Was it the World Wide Stock or the King Road Drag that was the beginning of the revolution? I liked the use of internet wording … Continue reading

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Downtown Fredericksburg

On February 17, 2012 and 11:00 am, I had the opportunity to visit Downtown Fredericksburg for the first time. The weather was unexpectedly beautiful; it was sunny and warm enough to take off my sweatshirt. I drove to Downtown in … Continue reading

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