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Print: 1582-8344

Electronic: 2247-6571


Articles:
WORKFORCE COST EFFECTS ON PRODUCTIVITY, QUALITY AND SATISFACTION IN ORGANISATIONS
Andries J. du PLESSIS, Pieter S. NEL, Josefino SAN DIEGO
CONSUMPTION, CONSUMER CULTURE AND CONSUMER SOCIETY
Aytekin FIRAT, Kemal Y. KUTUCUOGLU, Isil ARIKAN SALTIK, Ozgur TUNCEL


CONSUMPTION, CONSUMER CULTURE AND CONSUMER SOCIETY

Abstract
This paper mainly deals with the concepts and issues surrounding the contemporary notion of consumption. Consumption is a complex social phenomenon in which people consume goods or services for reasons beyond their basic use-value. Conspicuous Consumption, Symbolic Consumption, Addictive Consumption, Compulsive Consumption and Sacred Consumption are five main categories defining distinctive consumption styles. Basic characteristics of consumer culture can be summarized in the transforming of needs to desires, utilitarian/hedonic needs-values, commodity fetishism, conspicuous leisure and consumption, cultural values, aestheticization, alienation, differentiation and speed. A consumer society is one in which the entire society is organized around the consumption and display of commodities through which individuals gain prestige, identity, and standing. The paper explores the main factors fueling the engine of consumer society that has over the past few decades gained a global perspective.
Keywords
Consumption, Global Consumer Culture, Consumer Society, Consumerism

Authors
Aytekin FIRAT
PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Institute of Social Sciences, Muğla Sıtkı Kocman University, Turkey. E-mail: aytekinfirat@mu.edu.tr.
Kemal Y. KUTUCUOGLU
PhD Candidate, Institute of Social Sciences, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey. E- mail: kemalyuce@mu.edu.tr
Isil ARIKAN SALTIK
PhD Candidate, Institute of Social Sciences, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey. E-mail: isilas@mu.edu.tr
Ozgur TUNCEL
PhD Candidate, Institute of Social Sciences, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey. E-mail: ozgur.tuncel@hotmail.com

How to cite
Firat, A., Kutucuoglu, K., Arikan, I., Tuncel, O. (2013). CONSUMPTION, CONSUMER CULTURE AND CONSUMER SOCIETY, Journal of Community Positive Practices, Nr. 1/2013, 182-203


Acknowledgement for editing contribution to Grace OGILBY, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, USA


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