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  • Fordism’s impact on Consumption

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    The Fordist era and the rise of mass consumption relate to each other by two important factors: simplification or generalization and personal detachment. The Fordist era made a huge impact on society during the early twentieth century. Henry Ford was able to make labor easier by using industrial machines to make his model vehicles. Although the industrial revolution provided an assembly line before Ford’s time, he was able to put them into real use. This meant that workers would not have to provide

  • The Sex of Things: Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective

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    The Sex of Things: Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective The Sex of Things is a collection of thirteen essays discussing the social history of consumption (loosely defined) and gender in France, England, Germany, Italy, and the United States from the eighteenth to the late twentieth century. Taking a primarily historical approach to the topic of gender and consumption, the contributors come from various academic disciplines: history, economics, area studies, English, art history,

  • Pros And Cons Of Consumption Tax

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    Numerous politicians are in favor of reforming the United States tax system to consumption tax. Our basic tax system is tax that the government imposes on all working individuals including businesses. Per law, all workforce women, men, and young adults are required to file an income tax return every year; this can dedicate if they owe any taxes or may be eligible to receive a refund. To determine such taxes owe or refunds, the government utilized a progressive tax system, which higher income earner

  • Consumption And Leisure Habits Of The Leisure Class

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    society. Veblen was against wastefully expenses such as owning pets and using beauty products. The leisure class is associated with waste and stands opposite to the needs of society in terms of efficiently distributing goods. In order to examine the consumption and leisure habits of the leisure class, Veblen must look at their lifestyles. In doing so, he examines not only their characteristics but also their activities, manner of dress, religions, and pursuit of activities of higher learning. He views

  • Conspicuous Consumption in Sinclair Lewis' Babbit

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    Conspicuous Consumption in Sinclair Lewis' Babbit The idea of conspicuous consumption, or buying unnecessary items to show one's wealth, can be seen in Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis.  Lewis describes the main character of the book, George F. Babbitt, as a person who has his values and priorities all mixed up.  Babbitt buys the most expensive and modern material goods just to make himself happy and make people around his aware of his status.  He is more concerned about these items than about

  • Conspicuous Consumption in the Ponce de Leon Hotel

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    the Gilded Age, a time period that was marked by rapid industrialization, expansion of nations into a structure, free market economy with almost no regulations, rise of captains of industry, emergence of organized labor, and age of conspicuous consumption. The creator of the Ponce de Leon Hotel was Henry Flagler, one of the captains of industry who made most of his money using the Standard Oil Company. When he visited St. Augustine Florida, he recognized the potential for the area to become an

  • Persuasive Essay On Energy Consumption

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    to everyone. Energy consumption is a worldwide problem. The energy consumption varies from country to country but added together causes some serious concerns. What can we do to better regulate consumption and emissions to help save our planet? We will first need to look at the sources of emissions, fuel sources and the consumption of different areas of the world. We will then need to discuss some possible solutions or regulations to impose on those countries with high consumption rates. We will then

  • Worldwide Increase of Energy Consumption

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    environmental targets of humankind, and amount of energy consumption,vanishing energy reserves, and production methods has been the most controversial subject in today's world. Scholars, governments, companies and societies are looking for a solution to fulfill the rising energy demand over the rapidly industrializing world. All these effort is to reach global economic growth in an environmentally non-destructive, efficient way. As the energy consumption increases worldwide, new terms like sustainability

  • William Wordsworth Walking: Art, Work, Leisure, and a Curious Form of Consumption

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    William Wordsworth Walking: Art, Work, Leisure, and a Curious Form of Consumption William Wordsworth spent a good portion of his life on foot, walking. Consider a sequence of Dorothy's journal entries: Monday the 14th, "Wm & Mary walked to Ambleside in the morning to buy mousetraps" (about 5 miles round trip); Tuesday the 15th, "Wm & I walked to Rydale for letters" (about 3 miles round trip); Wednesday the 16th, "After dinner Wm & I walked twice up to the Swan & back again" (3 miles), met Miss

  • Consumption And Consumption Theory

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    Throughout history the connection between consumption and capitalism has played an integral part towards social changes that have occurred. As society changed so did the theories used to explain why these changes seemed the way they were. The sociology of Consumption has been rooted within sociological theory since its earliest days for example from Karl Marx’s ideas of utilisation of use-values (Marx, Engels and Arthur, 1972). However even within in these roots the influx of research only began

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