Examining Overconsumption, Competitive Consumption, and Conscious Consumption from 1994 to 2004

  title={Examining Overconsumption, Competitive Consumption, and Conscious Consumption from 1994 to 2004},
  author={D. Jasun Carr and Melissa R. Gotlieb and Nam-Jin Lee and Dhavan V. Shah},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={220 - 233}
Taken together, Robert Putnam’s work on the decline of social capital (2000) and Juliet Schor’s insights about the rise of “the new consumerism” (1999) suggest a shift in values in which our responsibilities as citizens have taken a backseat to our desires as consumers. This article complicates this shift in civic and consumer culture by examining generational differences in overconsumption, competitive consumption, and conscious consumption between 1994 and 2004. Using survey proxies for these… 

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