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Born to Shop: Consumerism as the Modern Panacea

Peter N. Stearns

in Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783627
eISBN:
9780814783634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783627.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter deals with consumerism, where unfulfilled hopes became almost built into the modern process, which not only illustrates the satisfaction gap but acquires much of the spillover from other ... More


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