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ERIC Number: EJ868203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Resocializing Adults for Their New Role as Consumer-Citizens
Murnane, Jennifer Aden
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v100 n4 p10-16 2008
Adults today have been submerged in a consumer society from a very young age and face decisions as consumers on a daily basis. Realizing and understanding the impact of these decisions are vital to functioning in a consumer society in order to achieve the greatest benefit for one's family, the environment, and society as a whole. Given that the focus of adults in a consumer society has always been one of pure consumption, consumer educators must help to resocialize them toward a broadened view of consumption; they can do this by incorporating the role of consumer-citizens into the curriculum. Through consumer-citizen focused curriculum, educators can help resocialize adults to substitute the fulfillment that consumption has provided with the satisfaction of helping others and balancing societal needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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