Essays about: "modern consumerism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 essays containing the words modern consumerism.

  1. 1. Welcome to Nowhere

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för arkitektur och byggd miljö

    Author : Tara Fartash-Naini; [2020]
    Keywords : Architecture; Globalization; Urbanization; Consumerism; Dubai; Fragmented city; Homogenous Landscapes; Iconic Architecture; Arts and Architecture;

    Abstract : We live in a world built on consumerist values and a spatial rationale of capital accumulation. This modern society has led to architecture thriving through super consumption and super production ultimately leading to the generic. Cities and spaces that were usually rich in variation and texture have now become an architectural melting pot. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Lindängen Lobby - an investigation of how e-commerce can regenerate neighbourhood retail in a splintered landscape

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för arkitektur och byggd miljö

    Author : Björn Englöv; [2019]
    Keywords : Architecture; Retail; Shopping; E-commerce; Ecommerce; Fragmentation; Malmö; Lindängen; Arts and Architecture;

    Abstract : This thesis paper aims to investigate how digital retail might affect our cities (in particular in Sweden). It will be asked if an advancement of e-commerce, contrary to popular belief, can have a positive effect on the urban realm and subsequently how it can be facilitated in the fields of architecture and urban design. READ MORE

  3. 3. 'Setting the joy free' with Cadbury UK : A CDA analysis of how persuasion is communicated within Cadbury UK's social media discourse, according to Aristotle's 'persuasive proofs'

    University essay from Högskolan i Jönköping/HLK, Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap

    Author : Jordan Bell; [2017]
    Keywords : Persuasion; social media; brands.;

    Abstract : This study uses a CDA analysis in order to take a critical look at how linguistic and visual techniques are used to create positive messages about a ‘modern’ brand, British confectionary company, Cadbury UK, in their social media discourse on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The study goes further in exploring how these messages are constructed in a way which according to Aristotle, is ‘persuasive’, looking at how they appealed to emotion (pathos), the character or trustworthiness of the brand (ethos) and how the message created or appealed to logic (logos). READ MORE

  4. 4. Change put to work. A degrowth perspective on unsustainable work, postwork alternatives and politics

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Maja Hoffmann; [2017]
    Keywords : unsustainability; critique of work; postwork alternatives; politics; degrowth; sustainability science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Unsustainability is persistent despite growing awareness that the industrial way of life, its modes of production and consumption need to be transformed. In academic sustainability contexts, however, attention is rarely paid to how industrial societies basically operate and how our everyday life is implicated beyond the usual suspect: consumerism. READ MORE

  5. 5. Be More Human - An Anthropological Analysis of Subject Formation in a Late Modern Crossfit Community

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Socialantropologi

    Author : Wiktor Hansson; [2017]
    Keywords : Social Anthropology; Crossfit; Body; Pain; Material Anthropology; Cultural Sciences; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This article explores the ideals and motivations behind the increasingly popular physical practice of Crossfit. Through an analysis of data collected through interviews, observation and deep hanging out (and working out) this article attempts to thicken the conventional analysis of lifestyle practices sin late modern capitalism. READ MORE