After all, in a highly commercialized and consumeristic
world we are made to believe that branding and presentation is what matters most.
The New Ancient collection from Stratasys finds itself amid a technological era and consumeristic
society, emerging from the competitive trenches of research and development moving towards the reigns of cutting-edge innovation.
Our busy, consumeristic
, urban lives forced us into hours of commuting and the constant struggle for more.
It may additionally imply the saturation of reality, the satiety of the world as an outcome of consumeristic
And on the other side, as we will see, is the consumeristic
lifestyle that is stripping local identity.
Stefania Lucamante has briefly touched upon this question, suggesting that the Young Cannibals exhibit a twofold approach towards consumer society: "They all seem to be creatively stimulated by the consumeristic
benefits of today's open market of goods, where all merchandise can lead to happiness, although it must be noted that their writings are not at all devoid of very critical underpinnings" (16).
She eschewed modern, middle class consumeristic
excess in her own life (70) and her papers consistently feature protections for the working poor.
We might also say that we've shifted from a collective-based understanding of the public good to an individualistic, consumeristic
understanding of the public good.
6) Second, recent empirical research conducted among Chinese consumers demonstrates that the consumeristic
lifestyle is restrained in the Chinese culture through the adoption of Confucian virtues such as trustworthiness, truth-telling, meeting obligations, and reciprocity.
Therefore, it is reasonable to expect that China's "backward" financial and legal institutions will be history if China continues to develop based on its gradualist development strategy: move up the industrial ladder from light to heavy industries, from labor to capital-intensive production, from manufacturing to financial capitalism, and from a high-saving state to a consumeristic
The Western societies became exclusively consumeristic
societies, having no supreme values apart from consumption.
The shift to a less consumeristic
society and a more communitarian one should not be used to call on the poor to enjoy their misery; everyone is entitled to a secure provision of their basic needs.