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Unpublished Paper
THE EFFECTS OF MASS CONSUMPTION ON AMERICAN SOCIETY
(2012)
  • Jon Foster, Cornell University
Abstract

For a generation that doesn’t relate to the ‘eighties’, fondly remembers the ‘nineties’, and came of age in the two thousands, we often think of the sixties with a bit of nostalgia; reminiscing about Woodstock, and hippies, the nuclear family or maybe the Beatles. Unfortunately, much of this understanding is isolated within a bubble; wherein the sincere socioeconomic issues of the time, often become detached from their idealistic counterpart. To clarify, the causal relations that gave rise to what my generation remembers and typifies as the ‘sixties’, becomes distorted within the context of the rapidly changing times.

Keywords
  • Consumerism,
  • U.S.,
  • Consumption,
  • 1960's,
  • Generation
Publication Date
Spring May 7, 2012
Citation Information
Jon Foster. "THE EFFECTS OF MASS CONSUMPTION ON AMERICAN SOCIETY" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jon_foster/4/