Consumer Culture

Consumer Culture

19 May 0

ICS 392 – Consumer Culture . Professor Albert Muniz Assignment #1 – Look at my F***ing Redneck Neighbor’s Red Baby Stroller: Taste, class, status and consumption This assignment explores conflicts stemming from differences in taste, status and consumption. These conflicts manifest in three varied episodes. You will need to interpret these conflicts using course content […]

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Taste, status and authenticity – PowerPoint Presentation

Taste, status and authenticity – PowerPoint Presentation

19 May 0

ICS 392: Consumer Culture Taste, status and authenticity Created: October 14, 2019 Taste, status and authenticity Coolness grew out of rebellion Politicized nonconformity against mainstream society and their status systemCoolness displaced social classAuthenticity displaced (is displacing) coolnessCoolness done in by frictionless information transferThe hipstream Taste, status and authenticity “Rebel consumption died when it became a […]

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Taste, status and coolness – PowerPoint Presentation

Taste, status and coolness – PowerPoint Presentation

19 May 0

ICS 392: Consumer Culture Taste, status and coolness Created: July 2, 2019 Taste, status and coolness Three things happenedSocial class evolved: Inconspicuous consumption; NoBrow; One downmanship; Selective extravagance; Trading up/trading down.We see the emergence of alternate status systems: Coolness (Rebel Cool, DotCool), Authenticity, Normcore, etc. Taste, status and coolness Formerly, tripartite ranking for cultural goodsHigh […]

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Consumer Culture – PowerPoint Presentation

Consumer Culture – PowerPoint Presentation

19 May 0

ICS 392: Consumer Culture   Much of social life centers on a quest for statusThree types of resources Economic capital Social capital Cultural capitalWe use these three resources to achieve our status or symbolic capital. Taste, status, Veblen and Goffman Cultural capitalDistinctive tastes, skills knowledge and practicesWays of feeling, thinking and acting about: Politics. The […]

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