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1The protection or promotion of the interests of consumers.‘the growth of consumerism has led to many organizations improving their service to the customer’
- ‘In turn, this has fueled the emergence of a new consumer drive, vigilante consumerism.’
- ‘Rudawski's research interests include consumerism and higher education faculty diversity.’
2derogatory The preoccupation of society with the acquisition of consumer goods.‘many people are becoming increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of consumerism’
- ‘The proposal was seconded by Tara Griffin, head girl, who said advertising boosted consumerism, a spiritual evil in itself.’
- ‘Sounds like the perfect Manhattan marriage of convenience and consumerism.’
- ‘How can we cope with the increasing consumerism even of our religious practices?’
- ‘The thrust of this year's volume is the ecological impact of consumerism and consumption.’
- ‘Oh yeah - because consumerism and advertising has no demonstrable negative effects.’
- ‘It had a mildly amusing political commentary about consumerism taped on.’
- ‘In a society as dominated by consumerism as America, cash tills often ring in tune with the national mood.’
- ‘In the mainstream media, consumerism and marketing techniques impinge on news-editorial content and presentation.’
- ‘I do think that it is important to analyze the ways in which consumerism genuinely atomizes people.’
- ‘The Church of Stop Shopping exists because consumerism has arguably become a religion itself.’
- ‘The poor are happily persuaded that consumerism will soon become accessible to them.’
- ‘The impact of consumerism emerges as a factor in stabilisation, as do the different understandings of stability and stabilisation.’
- ‘But I do think consumerism is the biggest religion in dominant culture today.’
- ‘Like music and literature, art has become a commodity in a society of consumerism.’
- ‘Sloan's drive toward consumerism in the auto industry has seemingly reached its pinnacle.’
- ‘Well, the very fact that consumerism gives people material possessions should answer that question for itself - No.’
- ‘The widening opportunities for consumerism and shopping enhanced the scope for women to make decisions and spend money.’
- ‘Feminism - like consumerism, socialism, politics and religion - is one of these subjects.’
- ‘It is they who shoved us into wanton consumerism, into a society in which we must maintain a champagne lifestyle on mauby pockets.’
- ‘Society is dominated by consumerism and a cult of the body instead of the spirit.’
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