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How Instagram Is Destroying Our Natural Wonders – The Ringer

How Instagram Is Destroying Our Natural Wonders – The Ringer | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
The Little North Fork and Three Pools area is some 40 miles from the house in Keizer, Oregon, where I grew up. In high school, my friends and I would pile far too many bodies into a car and speed…
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Grayson Perry: the watch, the tie, the tattoo? It's a man thing …

Grayson Perry: the watch, the tie, the tattoo? It's a man thing … | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Grayson Perry finds a man’s world reflected in six everyday objects
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The water sommelier helping firms in China sell fine water to wary middle class

The water sommelier helping firms in China sell fine water to wary middle class | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
The water sommelier helping firms in China sell fine water to wary middle class
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Online red envelopes: An ancient tradition goes viral

Online red envelopes: An ancient tradition goes viral | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
For centuries, red envelopes have been used in China to circulate cash. What happens when they go digital? They have been circulating for centuries, a living r…
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Anthropology Inc.

Anthropology Inc. | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Forget online surveys and dinnertime robo-calls. A consulting firm called ReD is at the forefront of a new trend in market research, treating the everyday lives of consumers as a subject worthy of social-science scrutiny. On behalf of its corporate clients, ReD will uncover your deepest needs, fears, and desires.
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One of Japan’s most popular mascots is an egg with crippling depression

One of Japan’s most popular mascots is an egg with crippling depression | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Gudetama is a cartoon egg yolk that feels existence is almost unbearable. How did it win so many Japanese hearts?
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The Ad Campaign that Convinced Americans to Pay for Water

The Ad Campaign that Convinced Americans to Pay for Water | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Mere decades ago, Americans would have laughed at paying astronomical markups for a liquid that flows freely, and usually safely, from their taps at home.
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'Three black teenagers': anger as Google image search shows police mugshots

'Three black teenagers': anger as Google image search shows police mugshots | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Stark contrast in outcome for search term ‘three white teenagers’, which produces wholesome group pictures
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Taking Stock

Taking Stock | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
In this post for The Person in the (Big) Data edition of EM, we hear from Giorgia Aiello @giorgishka who demonstrates the ways in which she used both digital and traditional methods to explore the …
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Posing for ‘poverty porn’: The murky ethics of NGO fundraising ‘hero shots’

Posing for ‘poverty porn’: The murky ethics of NGO fundraising ‘hero shots’ | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
The young girl in Sunrise Cambodia’s recent fundraising campaign has been labelled a “sex worker” in glossy typeface. Her face is smeared with dirt. She is accompanied by a “trafficked kid” and a “homeless teen” on the page.
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Death and dying online

Death and dying online | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
I am currently completing my new book, entitled Digital Health: Critical Perspectives (to be published by Routledge early next year). One of the chapters focuses on the ways in which human bodies are portrayed in digital media. I wanted to write some paragraphs about digital representations of dying and dead bodies, but not much previous…
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How a good night's sleep became the ultimate status symbol

How a good night's sleep became the ultimate status symbol | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Arianna Huffington espouses the virtues of eight hours and luxury products promise rejuvenating rest, but who can really afford to sleep safe and sound?
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The hygge conspiracy | Charlotte Higgins

The hygge conspiracy | Charlotte Higgins | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
The Long Read: This year’s most overhyped trend is a wholesome Danish concept of cosiness, used to sell everything from fluffy socks to vegan shepherd’s pie. But the version we’re buying is a British invention – and the real thing is less cuddly than it seems
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Western Corporations and the Cultivation of Colorism in India - Sociological Images

Western Corporations and the Cultivation of Colorism in India - Sociological Images | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota
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Liquid assets: how the business of bottled water went mad | Sophie Elmhirst

Liquid assets: how the business of bottled water went mad | Sophie Elmhirst | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
The long read: How did a substance that falls from the air, springs from the earth and comes out of your tap become a hyperactive multibillion-dollar business?
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How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World — And Beyond

How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World — And Beyond | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
The traditional dish is so essential to the nation's culture and identity that the government promotes it globally in an effort to foster understanding and peace among countries.
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IKEA's 2017 catalogue is a bleak look at our future

IKEA's 2017 catalogue is a bleak look at our future | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
If the 2017 IKEA catalogue is an accurate look into the future, then the future is bleak.
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How Breakfast Became a Thing

How Breakfast Became a Thing | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Do you think breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Then you fell for an ad campaign designed in 1944 to sell more cereal.
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The neuroscience of “cool”

In the early 2000s, a major shift happened in the way people dress. Flared and baggy jeans began to give way to a skinny, low-slung version, and by the end of the decade, it seemed everyone—including men—were squeezing into jeans so tight that doctors began issuing health warnings. Now skinny is the status quo, and fashion's early adopters are searching fo
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The unbelievably lucrative business of escape rooms

The unbelievably lucrative business of escape rooms | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Escape-room games are weird and fun — and, as businesses, may be unbelievably lucrative.
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Hermès - The Strategy Insights Behind The Iconic Luxury Brand – Martin Roll

Hermès - The Strategy Insights Behind The Iconic Luxury Brand – Martin Roll | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Hermès is an ultra-luxury brand of superior craftsmanship and a business strategy based on limited global distribution, exclusivity and controlled marketing
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Boredom in the Ruins of the Mall

Boredom in the Ruins of the Mall | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
A host of observers repeatedly prophesy the death of the traditional shopping mall, disparaging the regional mall as an archaic spatial, material, and social experience.  Somewhat paradoxically, many artists, scholars, and explorers pick over the literal ruins of dead malls in an exercise that in various hands reflectively dissects materiality, transparently bemoans lost youth, or…
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Are today’s clean-eating women really so different from 1950s housewives? | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Are today’s clean-eating women really so different from 1950s housewives? | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Food blogs, Instagram posts and gluten-free brownies may seem like quintessentially modern artefacts. But perhaps we’ve been here before
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