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Study Questions: Chapter 7

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1. According to George Ritzer, how have the sociology of production and the sociology of consumption been treated historically and up until today?

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2. In what ways might the West Edmonton Mall be considered an example of simulacra?

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3. What is embourgeoisement and how is it related to class consciousness and false consciousness?

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4. How do gender, age, and nationality correlate with consumption?

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5. What is ethical consumption and how is it related to the affluence hypothesis and consumption as communication?

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