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Materialism: A Story of Stuff

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Jon Frank

on 8 May 2014

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Transcript of Materialism: A Story of Stuff

Mr. Frank
Materialism: A Story of Stuff
We feel pressured to possess what others have in order to feel accepted, and we identify tangible objects of our desire to feel satisfaction about our lives.
family man
successful business man
middle-aged, middle-class Midwesterner

Sinclair Lewis (1922)
May 12, 2014
Babbitt
Thesis
Babbitt
George rebels against his monotonous life, but ironically he returns when he realizes that his alternate life is just as monotonous and routine.

"Our Consuming Interest"
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. materialism based on:
Disposal of garbage
Shopping malls
Personal consumption
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