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choice

choice  

A consumer attribute benefit by suppliers. One of the greatest dynamics behind consumerism in the post-war period. In recent time consumer choice has been greatly widened through the advent of global ...
competitive consumerism

competitive consumerism  

A competitive form of consumerism, driven by the quest for unlimited control of resources for personal use.
consumerism

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
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44 words

Belief that consumers should influence the policies and practices regulating the standards and methods of manufacturers, advertisers and sellers. Interest

Consumerism

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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3,809 words
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Oxford University Press

Disputes rage as to the right term to describe the distinctiveness of the contemporary Western world. Labels like ‘democracy’, ‘the

consumption

consumption  

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1 The process of using resources to satisfy human wants or needs.2 In water supply, the fraction of the water that is not available for use by humans.
credit

credit  

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1 The system by which goods or services are provided in return for deferred rather than immediate payment. Credit may be provided by the seller, or by a bank or finance company. See also consumer ...
department stores

department stores  

A retail organization that carries a wide variety of products – typically clothing, home furnishings, and household goods; each department is managed by specialist buyers or merchandisers. ...
design

design  

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Dance is a visual artform and the design of the stage and of the dancers' costumes naturally plays a major role in establishing the style and tone of any work. Narrative works may depend heavily on ...
Domesticity

Domesticity  

“Domesticity” refers to a passion for family and home life, a political and social ideology once endorsed with such fervor that for the nineteenth century it has frequently been described ...
exploration

exploration  

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The investigation of undiscovered territories. The urge to travel is as old as humanity, with the first humans probably spreading out from Africa, and possibly Asia, across the globe. The Native ...
fashion

fashion  

A currently accepted or popular style in a given field. Fashion, that is, apparel, accessories, and jewellery, is a huge industry in its own right. Marketing the fashion apparel of a haute ...
feel-buy-learn model

feel-buy-learn model  

A concept that shows how in certain situations consumers do not follow the traditional learn-feel-buy model, but instead use feelings and impressions to make their purchase, and then learn about the ...
hire purchase

hire purchase  

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(HP)The system by which goods are made available to the buyer for immediate use, but payment is made by instalments. HP may or may not require a down payment; instalments are spread over an agreed ...
ideological codes

ideological codes  

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Media studies
(semiotics) Interpretive frameworks for making sense of texts and the world from the shared perspective of a particular epistemic or interpretive community. The most obvious ideological codes are the ...
instalment

instalment  

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Payment of a total sum in regular amounts at intervals over a period, instead of making a single payment. Instalment payments are used in credit agreements and can be used to pay utility bills.
Land

Land  

Between 1780 and 1830 the rural territory of England—fields, estates, commons, wastes, villages—was the arena and the object of a bitter set of rhetorical and practical contests. Present-day ...
lifestyle

lifestyle  

The consumer's pattern and mode of living that is reflected in their consumer behaviour. It is manifest in the consumer's home, interests, tastes, leisure pursuits, opinions, and use of time at home, ...
mass consumption

mass consumption  

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Media studies
Is the purchase of standardized products or services by large numbers of customers. Traditionally, it has been associated with mass production and the techniques of Fordism. However, some recent ...
Matthew Boulton

Matthew Boulton  

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(b Birmingham, 14 Sept 1728; d Birmingham, 17 Aug 1809).English manufacturer and engineer. At the age of 17 he entered his father's silver stamping and piercing business at Snow ...
Minerva Press

Minerva Press  

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London printing and publishing house active until 1820, which became representative of popular fiction at the turn of the 19th century. The Press was founded in 1790 by William Lane ...

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