society 5 - Conspicuousleisure Oftenmoresubtle...

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- Conspicuous leisure Often more subtle Nonproductive consumption of time o IE: High-status jobs removed from environmental production; good  manners o Long vacations to faraway exotic places - “Pan Metron Ariston” All is good in moderation - Conspicuous waste Using excessive amounts of goods or discarding something rather than  reusing it or repairing it Those who can afford to waste show their elevation about material concerns - Vicarious consumption, leisure, waste Consumption, leisure, and waste that others engage in because of your  wealth Effective statement of social and environmental power o IE: parents who dress children in expensive clothing, buy them expensive  cars, send them to elite private schools - Modern materialism All modern materialism can be reduced to conspicuous waste Conspicuous consumption is wasteful, and leisure is a waste of time - Ecological implications Conspicuous leisure is generally subtle Potentially less environmentally damaging o But depends on how you engage in it
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