Sarah Kagan- Shopaholic

Posted: October 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

While in lecture last week, we spoke about the concept of the culture industry. I automatically thought of the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic. The entire film focuses on the main character’s obsession with material goods. You don’t even need to see the entire film to agree that this movie is compeltely ridiculous and blown out of proportion. Take a look

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  1. cs341blog says:

    Hi Sarah! This is a perfect example to illustrate the Culture Industry. We live in a world bombarded by ideologies and we cannot possibly escape these images. The Culture Industry encourages shopping regardless of one’s economic status. In a sense, our worth is determined by the brands we wear and how much ‘stuff’ we have. Rebecca, the main character in this film epitomizes the attitude of today’s consumer. She has more debt than she can handle and yet she consistently buys new clothing and accessories because of her desire to keep up with the latest trends. In the movie itself, it takes her friends and family to make her realize that she needs to curb her bad habit of obsessive shopping. Before their intervention, she was blissfully content to continue her ways. This is a great example of how the consumer society is unaware in a sense of their subservience to pop culture and the products it produces.

    -Emily Kaye

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