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Unformatted text preview: Give examples. What is a neo-tribe? Why will the consumer market always provide us with identities, lifestyles, etc. that will never be fully satisfying, that will bring a continual sense of deprivation? How is it that the consumer market (through neo-tribes, lifestyles of consumption, etc.) brings both more freedom and more dependence? How is the market dependent upon promoting the image of equality; the image that there is nothing in this world that you can = t buy? How does the market nevertheless serve to maintain and promote inequality? How is the practical inequality of consumers both an oppression and a A stimulus @ at the same time? Why is the market against practices of ascribed inequality ? Why is an era of market consumption also an era of anti-discrimination?...
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- Winter '08
- Social Theory