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consumer culture

consumer culture  

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See also advertising cultures; taste.1. A pejorative reference to modern Western society in terms of its domination by the marketing and consumption of goods and services (see also promotional ...
Friedrich Schiller

Friedrich Schiller  

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(1759–1805),German dramatist and lyric poet, and one of the principal figures of the Sturm und Drang period and of German Romanticism in general. He was deeply influenced by Shakespeare, and greatly ...
spectacle

spectacle  

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[Latin spectaculum ‘public show’]1. A public performance, media event, or epic film produced on a grand scale and with impressive visual effects.2. For Mulvey, one of the two primary formal ...
visual consumption

visual consumption  

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Visually-oriented consumer behaviour, such as window-shopping, watching music videos, web-*surfing, and taking snapshots. See also aestheticization; consumer culture; flâneur; gaze; image; lookism; ...
visual culture

visual culture  

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Visual forms and practices within a society, including those of everyday life, popular culture, and high culture, together with the processes of production and consumption or reception associated ...
visual imperative

visual imperative  

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The notion that the visual dimension of culture is becoming increasingly dominant, and that spectacle and display are dominating cultural forms. See also aestheticization; image; ocularcentrism; ...
visualism

visualism  

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1. Most broadly, a bias in favour of that which can be seen.2. For Greek visualism, see ocularcentrism.3. (hegemonic visualism) The dominance of postmodern culture by visual media, stimulated by new ...

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