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Schor Summary Due 2/22/12 PART I: This article discusses how new consumerism plays a role in the disconnect between consumer desires and incomes. Social attitudes toward consumer decisions are influenced by the constant need to “keep up” with competitive consumption. These arguments underscore the social context of consumption: the ways in which our sense of social standing and belonging comes from what we consume. PART II: In chapter five of Media/Society , ideology is discussed as it pertains to media. According to the text, “ideology is basically a system of meaning that helps define and explain the world and that makes value judgments about that world” (p. 153). In relation to the article The New Politics of Consumption, the ideology can be seen as the need for Americans to constantly consume in order to feel valuable and admired. “Many families experience an almost threatening pressure to keep up, both for themselves and their children. They are deeply concerned about the rigors of the global economy, and the need
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course COM 354* taught by Professor Lizellcessor during the Fall '12 term at Miami University.

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