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Prof. univ. dr. Asher BEN-ARIEH, Director Institutul Haruv, Ierusalim, Israel

Prof. univ. dr. Gary B. MELTON, Universitatea Colorado, Denver, SUA

Prof. univ. dr. John LUTZKER, Universitatea Georgia State, Atlanta, SUA

Prof. univ. dr. Michael J. PALMIOTTO, Universitatea Wichita State, Kansas, SUA

Prof. univ. dr. Jill KORBIN, Universitatea Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, SUA

Prof. univ. Keith HALEY, Universitatea Tiffin, Ohio, SUA

Prof. univ. dr. Jimmy TAYLOR, Universitatea Ohio, Zanesville, Ohio, SUA

Prof. univ. dr. Andrea WIGFIELD, Universitatea din Leeds, Leeds, Marea Britanie

Prof. univ. dr. Elizabeth ECKERMANN, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

Prof. univ. dr. Renwu TANG, Decan al Facultăţii de Management şi al Academiei Guvernului din Bejing Normal University, Beijing, China

Prof. univ. dr. Amitabh KUNDU, Universitatea Jawaharlal Nehru, New Delhi , India

Prof. univ. dr. Claude MARTIN, Director Cercetare CNRS, Universitatea din Rennes, Franta

Prof. univ. dr. Munyae M. MULINGE, Universitatea United States International (USIU), Nairobi, Kenya

Prof. univ. dr. Manuel Antonio GARRETON, Universitatea din Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile

Dr. Renata FRANC, Institutul de Stiinte Sociale "Ivo Pilar", Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. univ. dr. Asun LLENA BERNE, Universitatea din Barcelona, Barcelona, Spania

Prof. univ. dr. Nawab Ali KHAN, Universitatea Saman bin Abduaziz, Al Kharj, Regatul Arabiei Saudite

Conf. univ. dr. Nicolae SALI, Universitatea Libera Internationala din Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova

Conf. univ. dr. Mihaela TOMIŢĂ, Universitatea de Vest, Timisoara

Prof. univ. dr. Valeriu IOAN-FRANC, Director Adjunct al Institutului National de Cercetari Economice

Prof. univ. dr. Corina CACE, Academia de Studii Economice

Conf. univ. dr. Mircea ALEXIU, Universitatea de Vest Timisoara

Prof. univ. dr. Stefan COJOCARU, Universitatea "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Iasi


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Print: 1582-8344

Electronic: 2247-6571


Articole:
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.
Cuvinte cheie
Consumption, Global Consumer Culture, Consumer Society, Consumerism

Autori
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

Cum citez
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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JCPP Nr. 1 2017



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