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1. The movement seeking to protect and inform consumers by requiring such practices as honest packaging and advertising, product guarantees, and improved safety standards.
2. The theory that a progressively greater consumption of goods is economically beneficial.
3. Attachment to materialistic values or possessions: deplored the rampant consumerism of contemporary society.

con·sum′er·ist n.
con·sum′er·is′tic adj.


characterized by consumerism
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There is a general misconception that the society is materialistic and consumeristic but I realised that if you open a space for people to be kind and generous, they would respond in unimaginable ways.
And it is all hugely uninteresting, despite Johnston's point about the waste we generate in our consumeristic frenzies.
However, the hinge of Rittenhouse's argument occurs in Chapter 5, where he cites Tim Kasser's work in psychology (from 2004), which demonstrates that people "primed with thoughts of death, guilt, or meaninglessness are more likely to display consumeristic values and desires" (147).
He attempts to redraw the boundaries of consumer culture studies by moving beyond what he calls the "global dictatorship of capitalism" (91) and instead suggests that consumeristic spaces, such as malls, house "imagination, subjectivity, and defiance" rather than the illusions created by material desires (91).
People are getting more and more materialistic and more consumeristic.
It's not that I rush to the mall and sprint from store to store in some consumeristic frenzy.
Actually, from a purely consumeristic point of view, it is the televisual programs that disrupt the advertising.
The concept of the exhibition, organised by Studio Khana for Culture Development in co-operation with a group of independent artists, involves discussing the surrounding consumeristic reality by imitating the supermarket model, as well as exploring the ideas related to the philosophy of consumerism and transforming them into consumeristic commodities.
Meanwhile, on the other side, we are faced with an infinite grid, rich in differences but bound in its rigid digital consumeristic dynamics.
The emergence of a consumeristic society without a sound production base is the real cause of the resource imbalance.
The mainstream media have co-opted the popular forms of rap music and tend to promote the music that is most violent, consumeristic, and misogynistic.
The new culture, which emerged starting from the 70s, promoting uncontrolled consumeristic attitude, has proven to be not working .
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