Inauthenticity in a Consumerist Society

Jansma, Jordan (2013) Inauthenticity in a Consumerist Society. [Essay or Creative Nonfiction]

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    Media tells us an “ideal” way that we should look and act, even if it is unattainable to a majority of the population. When people strive to achieve these perceptions of beauty, they end up losing part of themselves in the process and start to become inauthentic. Authenticity isn’t necessarily about being real; it is about being true to ourselves. It starts with an understanding of who we are and what we stand for. Consumerism causes inauthenticity in the population, which could lead to unhappiness. I am analyzing the concept of inauthenticity with respect to the standards created by consumerism so I can understand how the idea of inauthenticity would grow our understanding of consumerism and how it relates to unhappiness.

    Item Type: Essay or Creative Nonfiction
    Created by Student or Faculty: Student
    Additional Information: Winner of a Fort Lewis College Writing Award for Composition 126/150 students
    Subjects: School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > English
    School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > Writing Program
    Depositing User: Marie-Elise Wheatwind
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2013 13:39
    Last Modified: 19 Apr 2013 13:39

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