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The Fate of the Juicy Couture Tracksuit in the Age of Athleisure

The Fate of the Juicy Couture Tracksuit in the Age of Athleisure | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Rachel Syme writes about Juicy Couture, the brand made iconic by Paris Hilton. It’s attempting a renaissance built on noughties nostalgia, but it has some catching up to do.
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How Cultural Marketing Is Different From Consumer Insights

How Cultural Marketing Is Different From Consumer Insights | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Chelsea Clinton Warns Media Amid Donald Trump Jr. Divorce Reports
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The Instagrammable Charm of the Bourgeoisie

The Instagrammable Charm of the Bourgeoisie | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
The Instagrammable Charm of the Bourgeoisie from Boston Review. The modes of perception and living that we attribute to Instagram are rooted in a much older aesthetic of the picturesque.
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Why Do We Still Buy Mass-Produced Souvenirs? | Literary Hub

Why Do We Still Buy Mass-Produced Souvenirs? | Literary Hub | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
At Par'ici, a souvenir shop located at 52 Rue Mouffetard in Paris, almost every item on offer has something to do with the Eiffel Tower. Here, in 270 square feet of cramped showroom space, with Charles Trénet and Édith Piaf tunes warbling in the background, one can buy Eiffel Tower T-shirts and Eiffel Tower snow globes
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Just do it: the experience economy and how we turned our backs on ‘stuff’

Just do it: the experience economy and how we turned our backs on ‘stuff’ | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
If the experience economy has a levelling effect, research also suggests that part of the reason for its rise is its greater potential as a status booster.
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#Vanlife: How the influencer economy keeps its motor running

#Vanlife: How the influencer economy keeps its motor running | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Take deep-seated cultural nostalgia, add a sprinkle of frustration with contemporary economic realities, and a healthy dose of image-driven social media and what do you get?
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Consume This! The Potlatch Revisited: Staging Wealth and Waste

Consume This! The Potlatch Revisited: Staging Wealth and Waste | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
As Consume This! enters its second year of production and I come into term as the Chair of Consumers and Consumption, I am reminded of the inspiring essays of the past year.  Section members contributed their latest works about art in Chilean households, craft makers and services in Brooklyn, beauty culture among American men, finance advisers in…
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How exactly does smell unlock buried memories from the past? – Katherine Whitcroft | Aeon Essays

How exactly does smell unlock buried memories from the past? – Katherine Whitcroft | Aeon Essays | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Our sense of smell gives flavour to food, emotion to memories, and connects us to each other. But how exactly does it work?
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Consumer culture has found its perfect match in our mobile-first, fast-fashion lifestyles

Consumer culture has found its perfect match in our mobile-first, fast-fashion lifestyles | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
shopping has taken on a new role in our society and in our lives. It’s no longer just a transaction, a way to procure necessities or luxuries, but rather has become an end in itself. It’s a leisure activity, much like watching TV. It’s consumerism as entertainment.
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All under one roof: how malls and cities are becoming indistinguishable

All under one roof: how malls and cities are becoming indistinguishable | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Suburban malls may be a dying breed, but in cities from New York to Hong Kong, new malls are thriving by seamlessly blending into the urban fabric
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Was Claude Monet the Jeff Koons of his day? – Ross King | Aeon Essays

Was Claude Monet the Jeff Koons of his day? – Ross King | Aeon Essays | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
vulgar, vulgar, vulgar … It’s the absolute and incredible lack of culture that strikes
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When ‘Nude’ Is Only Nude for Some People

When ‘Nude’ Is Only Nude for Some People | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Clothing designers are grappling with the challenge of an increasingly popular, yet racially problematic, style.
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Transparent Marketing and Design – Grant McCracken –

I was looking at the Mac app store this morning and noticed in the upper left hand corner The Art of the Steamworld Heist, offered there as a “behind the scene” tour, and I thought. “Oh, ok, this is…
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The Lure of Luxury

The Lure of Luxury | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
The Lure of Luxury from Boston Review. Most people own things they don’t really need. It is worth thinking about why.
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Lumbersexuality and Its Discontents

Lumbersexuality and Its Discontents | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
One hundred years ago, a crisis in urban masculinity created the lumberjack aesthetic. Now it's making a comeback.
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Fatherhood has changed, and so have the stock photos

Fatherhood has changed, and so have the stock photos | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
As dads become more involved in child-rearing and home care, Getty, a leader in the stock photo world, is striving to show that.
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The remarkably enduring cool of the Doc Martens boot

The remarkably enduring cool of the Doc Martens boot | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
The iconic brand has new fans among those who know The Clash only as one of the bands on the "Stranger Things 2" soundtrack.
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Business Is Booming for America’s Survival Food King

Business Is Booming for America’s Survival Food King | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
A year of natural disasters and nuclear threats has suburbanites turning to Wise Co.’s Aaron Jackson, just in case.
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The Swedish word that’s displacing hygge

The Swedish word that’s displacing hygge | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Its virtue of moderation and balance is being espoused as the next Scandinavian trend we need to be embracing.
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How do you draw a circle? We analyzed 100,000 circles to show how culture shapes our instincts

How do you draw a circle? We analyzed 100,000 circles to show how culture shapes our instincts | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
Let’s do a quick exercise. Are you ready? Draw a circle in the box below. Don’t think too hard! Did you start at the top or bottom? Clockwise or counterclockwise? New data show that the way you draw a circle holds clues about where you come from. In November, Google released an online gam
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Opinion | Companies like Thinx use liberal politics to sell things. Let the buyer beware.

Opinion | Companies like Thinx use liberal politics to sell things. Let the buyer beware. | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
What makes a company progressive? The people it markets to? Its CEO's behavior or political affiliations? Its supply chain?
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Marie Kondo and the Privilege of Clutter

Marie Kondo and the Privilege of Clutter | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
The Japanese author’s guide to “tidying up” promises joy in a minimalist life. For many, though, particularly the children of refugees and other immigrants, it may not be so simple.
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Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here’s a better way to help save the world

Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here’s a better way to help save the world | Consumption, Markets, and Culture - Seminar | Scoop.it
As a sustainable lifestyle blogger, my job is to make conscious consumerism look good. Over the course of four years Instagramming eco-friendly outfits, testing non-toxic nail polish brands, and writing sustainable city guides, I became a proponent of having it all—fashion, fun, travel, beauty—while still being eco-friendly. So when I was invited to speak on
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The Problem with Femvertising (or ‘feminist’ advertising) - Sociological Images

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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