But let's also sit down with our kids and a copy of the Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue, or the Sunday New York Times Magazine, and talk with them about conspicuous consumption
, conformity, snobbery, and ostracism.
Or else you'll end up with a bunch of conspicuous consumption
,'' said Schult, noting that frequent flier miles and iPods aren't always the best incentive to swipe plastic.
Foreign dudes with weird names, chicks, midgets, God, conspicuous consumption
This is especially the case regarding conspicuous consumption
, luxury, effeminacy, the ideology of renunciation, and much else upon which he dwells.
Organic food is a luxury, another bit of rich American conspicuous consumption
But the conspicuous consumption
of some people who are not particularly talented, I think, is obscene.
The advent of commercial capitalism made such representations increasingly problematic, however, and Shakespeare's depiction of the fairy queen as a tiny aristocrat engaged in conspicuous consumption
revealed the distance between the precapitalist world of folklore and courtly myth, and the market-driven turmoil of early modern London.
In his new book, Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World, Mark Pendergrast does his best to educate the drinker and provide some moral alternatives to conspicuous consumption
witness to conspicuous consumption
," the Moabite, Ruth, ".
The "she" of She's Here and She Was Here is an apparition from that other world of conspicuous consumption
The conspicuous consumption
of the Reagan years is not fashionable anymore," says Stephen Sanders, fur buyer for Marshall Field's.
The 1980's was the decade of conspicuous consumption
, overspending and overborrowing and the real estate market was one of the biggest players in this game.