Description: Consumerism is a problem. It deforms individual character, our sense of obligation to one another, and our concern for future generations and the environment. Even in the aftermath of the worst economic downturn in seventy years, i
Shopping for Meaningful Lives: Bruce P. Rittenhouse
Shopping for Meaningful Lives:The Religious Motive of Consumerism Bruce P. Rittenhouse
Christmas shopping season is in full swing and there are really only two ways to get those presents youre searching for: Wading through the crowds in all of the retail stores, Shopping on the Internet. There are plenty of books on how to deal with scams in the retail stores, and, truthfully, most of these scams are pretty straightforward and easily detected by consumers.The Internet has taken its place beside the telephone and television as an important part of peoples lives. Consumers use the Internet to shop, bank and invest online. Most consumers use credit or debit cards to pay for online purchases, but other payment methods, like e-wallets, are becoming more common. We want you to know about these payment technologies and how to make your transactions as safe and secure as possible. Keep these tips in mind as other forms of electronic commerce, like mobile and wireless transactions, become more available. Enjoy your ebook Holiday Shopping (What You Need To Know About Safe Shopping)!
Taschenbuch: 256 Seiten
A Theory of Shopping offers a highly original perspective on one of our most basic everyday activities - shopping. We commonly assume that shopping is primarily concerned with individuals and materialism. But Miller rejects this assumption and follows the surprising route of analysing shopping by means of an analogy with anthropological studies of sacrificial ritual. He argues that the act of purchasing goods is almost always linked to other social relations, and most especially those based on love and care. The ethnographic sections of the book are based on a years study of shopping on a street in North London. This provides the basis for a sensitive description of the issues the shopper confronts when making decisions as to what to buy. Miller develops a theory to account for these observations, arguing that shopping typically consists of three major stages which reflect the three key stages of many rites of sacrifice. In both shopping and sacrifice the ultimate intention is to constitute others as desiring subjects. Finally the book examines certain historical shifts in both subjects and objects of devotion, in particular, ideals of gender and love. This treatment of shopping from the perspective of comparative anthropology represents a highly innovative approach to one of the most familiar tasks of our daily lives. Written in a clear and accessible manner, this book will be of interest to students and academics in anthropology, sociology and cultural studies, as well as anybody who wants to consider more deeply the nature of their own everyday activities.
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