Conspicuous Consumption, Leisure and Globalization
What is conspicuous consumption? How does conspicuous consumption influence purchasing decisions? Think about a high-priced item that you have bought or would like to buy. To what extent does conspicuous consumption affect your decision?
What is conspicuous leisure? exs of conspicuous leisure are abundant on television. In what ways are leisure activities informed by social and economic class? Provide an ex of a popular leisure activity. What assumptions can you make about the participants of the activity?
Define the term globalization. What effect does globalization have on popular culture? Provide an ex of how American popular culture has influenced other countries, or how the United States has imported popular culture from other countries.