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consumerism as a religion

, I'm working on a section of the global youth book about the differences between consumerism, a kind of religion, and traditional cultures. What would you add? Thanks, Gayle

Traditional Societies Western Consumerism
Community center: religious center department store, shopping malls
Personal success: cooperative, generous rich
Identity: family, klan individual and the products she or he displays, such as clothes
Environment: respect, balance exploit
Values: cooperation, piety competition, material success, hard work
Heroes: religious leaders, scholars rich media and business figures
Happiness: harmony consumption

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