Essay on Final Study Guide for Livanis Intl 1101

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INTL 1101 Final Exam Study Guide

- Consumerism, individualism
- American products and values
- Cultural imperialism? Trying to homogenize world?

McDonaldization - Fast-food principles dominant in American and other societies - Uniform standards - Lack of human creativity - Dehumanization of social relations

- Benjamin Barber “consumed”
- Against “ethos of infantilization” that sustains global capitalism - Turning of adults into children through dumbed down advertising and consumer goods - Targeting children as consumers
- Homogeneous global products for young and wealthy, and for children => soulless and unethical global consumerism in pursuit of profit

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Western 2. Confucian 3. Japanese 4. Islamic 5. Hindu 6. Slavic-Orthodox 7. Latin American 8. Possibly