Consumer Culture Video Question
Watch the video, “1920s Consumer Culture” (Links to an external site.) by Shem Fleenor (Links to an external site.).
Write a minimum 200 word reflection (in paragraph format) on culture and consumerism that answers these questions:
- Is U.S. culture materialistic? Support your response with specific examples in the context of just one sociological paradigm.
- How or where do we learn our consumer values and behavior? You’re welcome to compare/contrast your observations about consumerism in the U.S. and other cultures that you’ve lived in!
- What is “planned obsolescence” and its relationship to consumerism?
- What are the personal and societal consequences of being materialistic?
- Is it possible for people to practice restraint and resist consumerism’s temptations?