Jan 22, 2019  
2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AMS 345 - The Consumer Society

1 semester, 3 Credits

Consumption and consumerism are driving forces sustaining the expansionist logic of advanced capitalism and globalization. Consumption of commodities has become the basis for the formation of ever-changing individual and group identities. Examines the historical development of consumerism, theoretical approaches to understanding the political, social, economic, individual, and very importantly, the environmental consequences of consumerism. Same as GST 345, SOC 345 and WMS 345.

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