Understanding conspicuous consumption in the context Apple products By Jacomi Grove Student Number: 170138 Subject: Visual Discourse 200 2018 Lecturer: Hesta van den Heever1466215930275 OPEN WINDOW INSTITUTE Declaration regarding Plagiarism Policies: The Open Window places great emphasis upon integrity and ethical conduct in the preparation of all written work submitted for academic evaluation. While academic staff teach you about referencing techniques and how to avoid plagiarism you too have a responsibility in this regard. If you are at any stage uncertain as to what is required you should speak to your lecturer before any written work is submitted. You are guilty of plagiarism if you copy something from another author's work (e.g. a book an article or visual work etc.) without acknowledging the source and pass it off as your own. In effect you are stealing something that belongs to someone else. This is not only the case when conspicuous consumption theory. In conclusion conspicuous consumption is essential to understanding the mass culture. The way a commodity is portrayed by society dictates its consumption. This has a ripple effect on people purchasing certain products entering into higher social status groups. By constantly upgrading and being a proud owner of the latest and greatest that Apple has to offer makes one more acceptable in social circles. Commodity fetishism dictates the upper-class consumer products of today. 4. BIBLIOGRAPHY Shirky C. 2011. The political power of social media: Technology the public sphere and political change. www.foreignaffairs.com (Accessed 20 February 2018) Trigg A.B. 2001. Veblen Bourdieu and Conspicuous Consumption. Journal of Economic Vol 35 (1): 99-115. Taylor & Francis Ltd. Accessed: www.jstor.org Strinati D. 2004. An introduction to theories of popular culture. Routledge. Gabriel Y. & Lang T. (2015). The unmanageable consumer. Los Angeles: SAGE Marx K. 2008. The poverty of philosophy. Cosimo Inc.. *** [...]
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