Revolutions and Contrarevolutions of Consumption: Researches in the Philosophy, Sociology and Communication

Edvardas Rimkus

Abstract


The Scientific Conference ‘Revolutions and Contrarevolutions of Consumption: Researches in the Philosophy, Sociology and Communication’ held at the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences in 2018 is overviewed in the article. The text reflects the course of the Conference. The main thoughts of speakers are reviewed, some of them are discussed. Topics examined at the Conference are the following: the consumer class, entrepreneurship in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 17th century, consumerism in the popular music, the consumption of body style in the media, alternatives of the consumerism culture, the relation between expansion of consumption and freedom, the ontology of consumption, the features of consumer behaviour of the Z generation, the consumption of sexualized images of women in the social media, the consumption of the artistical identity and other topics.

Keywords


consumption; consumerism as the way of life; capitalism; ideology; market; society

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6001/fil-soc.v29i3.3778

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