Tag: Consumerism

Religious Ritual at the Credit Card Machine

Christina Lauren Quigley , November 24th, 2022

Ritual Shrine Offerings Among the Exotic Nacirema Tribe While it may seem that anthropologists have documented the most exotic rituals across the globe, the strangest rituals are still…


Desires in Gear: The Politics of Kinky Sexuality and Consumption in the Gear Fetish Community

The Familiar Strange , November 8th, 2022

When you think of an expensive outfit, what comes to mind probably won’t be a hazmat diving suit designed to keep your entire body out of contaminated water….

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What Happens if Chinese Smartphones Teach English Lessons in Tanzania?

Christina Lauren Quigley , October 7th, 2022

English is the dominant global language of the world, it is the language of power, and control. But it is not the only language, and different people have…


Seeking Urban Metabolisms through Archaeology by Sarah Hayes

Sarah Hayes , April 12th, 2020

The metabolism of a city is perhaps nowhere more apparent than in its archaeology. Decades of excavations triggered by cultural heritage management legislation in Melbourne, Australia reveal a…


A Liquor Store is like a Drive-Thru Cheers

Liquor Store Mind Bender Puzzle

Would sobriety coins be an acceptable form of payment at the liquor store?

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Robert Reich’s “Inequality for All”: A Documentary Review

Maximilian C. Forte , July 29th, 2018

Why is there growing inequality in wealth distribution in the US? Is inequality inevitable? If inequality is inevitable, can it be useful? Can inequality become a problem? If…


Is A Dystopian Consumer Future Already Here?

thenarcissisticanthropologist , February 7th, 2018

This blog post is actually an announcement….I’ve started a new chapter and a new blog, and I am calling it “Consuming Culture”. Here is a sneak peak with…

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Get Excited and Buy Things

Nick Mizer , June 24th, 2016

By Nicholas Mizer Around the time I first met Marie-Pierre and joined up with TGA I was trying to develop an understanding of what someone is likely to…

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NEW! — Alan Bradshaw: European austerity and collective blame

Focaal Web Editor , August 12th, 2015

According to Richard Seymour (2015), current European austerity politics ought to be regarded not as a temporary period of economic rationalization during crisis but rather as a shift…


Is Customer Social Responsibility The New “CSR”?

thenarcissisticanthropologist , March 4th, 2015

Sometimes work and life go together.  For Narcissistic Anthropologists like me, this phenomenon happens more often than not. For the last several months I have been building momentum…

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Creating The Culture That Will Change The World

thenarcissisticanthropologist , January 5th, 2015

  I’ve had a bit of an absence from the blogosphere lately.  Not for lack of inspiration and desire to pontificate on the quirks of consumer culture –…

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