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Kim M. A. The Value Basis of the Society of Symbolic Consumption. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Philosophy. Psychology. Pedagogy, 2012, vol. 12, iss. 2, pp. 19-21. DOI:

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The Value Basis of the Society of Symbolic Consumption

The article is dedicated to consideration of values in a society of symbolic consumption. Changes in all spheres of society forces people to think about the value basis of their own life. The ethics of hoarding is replaced by the ethics of squandering, and it happens because of the spread of symbolic consumption. Symbolic consumption interacts with the moral sphere of social consciousness, creating new value structure. Therefore we must search personal identity in the space of a society.

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