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A Brief History of Consumer Culture

In the 20th century, post-war societal development saw the emergence of a middle class with discretionary income. This expendable income allowed them to partake in the patterns of consumption of goods and services that were normally considered indulgent. 197 more words

Our Bodies, Our Images

What are we to make of the vast array of images within consumer culture that affect our perceptions of the human body, our own and others?  1,292 more words

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From Meme to Marketing: The Power of Viral Meaning-Creation

This morning whilst enjoying my leftover steak dinner turned steak omelet (waste not want not) I was also going through the Sunday paper coupons (as is a typical suburban Sunday morning activity – so I have observed). 1,027 more words

New Book: The Cultural Intermediaries Reader (SAGE, 2014)

A few years ago, I was asked to contribute a chapter to something called The Cultural Intermediaries Reader. I had never written anything like this before so it was pretty fun (i.e. 159 more words

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What do you mean, more !@#$ challenges?

“Create some kind of challenge for yourself and describe it on your journal blog.”

Dr. Carrie Brown

Journalism Department

University of Memphis

A challenge. How about keeping up with all the assignments this Master’s of Journalism requires of me — in just one of the two classes I’m taking.

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