consumerism as a religion

gayle kimball
Posted March 9, 2010 from United States

, I'm working on a section of the global youth book about the differences between consumerism, a kind of religion, and traditional cultures. What would you add? Thanks, Gayle

Traditional Societies Western Consumerism Community center: religious center department store, shopping malls Personal success: cooperative, generous rich Identity: family, klan individual and the products she or he displays, such as clothes Environment: respect, balance exploit Values: cooperation, piety competition, material success, hard work Heroes: religious leaders, scholars rich media and business figures Happiness: harmony consumption

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