Jordan Buchbinder- James Twitchell Materialism

Posted: February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

James Twitchell highlights how North America, specifically America is so captivated and immersed with consumer culture. There values and norms are based off individual consumption habits, in our society we are defined through our material possessions. Materialism is the obsession, and emphasis of values placed on ones possessions. Twitchell states how people create their identities and define themselves through buying things, these things are referred to “goods as in goods and services” (P282).

The movie “The Bling Ring” is based off a true story of high school teens who are obsessed with celebrity culture and materialism. These teens are so immersed in a materialistic and celeb culture that they break into celebrity houses to steal their high end goods, so they could be apart of that lifestyle.

  1. cs341blog says:

    Lexie Stevens
    I agree with you completely how this is a very realistic demonstration of how much materialism affects the choices that we make. There was an entire film created around the idea of materialism based off a true story. Materialism is something that I think that is very embedded in our culture and we will do whatever possible to achieve. it just take for example these high school teen who broke in to celebrity houses, so that they could achieve more materialistic items.

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