Tag: consumption

Consumerism Has Always Driven Our Holiday Traditions, Says Researcher

Consumerism Has Always Driven Our Holiday Traditions, Says Researcher

By Tom McLaughlin From nonstop Christmas music, to elaborate store displays, and a steady stream of commercials, the unofficial start to the holiday season seems to come earlier and earlier every year. So has our consumerism finally gone too far? Not so fast, says Rutgers University–Camden researcher Aaron Hostetter. While we’d like to believe that […]

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You Are What You Eat: Senior Capstone Course Explores the Politics of Consumption

You Are What You Eat: Senior Capstone Course Explores the Politics of Consumption

By Tom McLaughlin It seems like people are using every means possible these days to make a political statement – but food? Actually, whether we realize it or not, food always makes political arguments, posits Aaron Hostetter, an assistant professor of English at Rutgers University–Camden. “Think about what we are trying to say when we […]

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