Hocking Happy Memories: Feeding The Nostalgic Consumption Addiction

I spend a lot of time getting paid to study Consumer Culture.  I look at consumption behavior as a part of human culture spanning the globe.  There are developed markets and emerging markets, mainstream consumers and niches and there is one common variable that is absolutely certain: people don't just buy products, they buy Brands.  … Continue reading Hocking Happy Memories: Feeding The Nostalgic Consumption Addiction

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The Ritualization of PMS Protocol

I would like to thank the contributors to menstruation.com for the following anthropological context surrounding menstruation, leading up to my observation of/analysis of / example protocol for PMS ritual behavior (as I sit with my heating pad in my lap, waiting for the Pamprin to kick in and contemplating surgical removal of my ovaries): So … Continue reading The Ritualization of PMS Protocol

Internet Addiction: A Cultural Evolution Becomes a Disease

Many, if not most of the social advances of the new millennium can be attributed to the advances we have made in communication technology. As a human populace, we have been enthralled, engaged, empowered and ultimately unified by the leaps and bounds we have made in our ability to connect using digital platforms as our … Continue reading Internet Addiction: A Cultural Evolution Becomes a Disease