Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Hispanic Studies and Economics
The phenomenon of postmodern society includes increased importance on consumerist culture and capitalist behavior. During the end of the twentieth century, economic prosperity reinforced this notion throughout Spain’s large cities. Following the demise of the Spanish financial and banking industries in 2010, society began to voice negative opinions surrounding consumer culture and the dependence on spending money to spur economic growth. High unemployment and increased debt levels yielded protesting art performances, politically charged editorials and various studies regarding a newly discovered “shopping addiction” disease. This social and political outrage conveyed through an assortment of cultural expressions surrounding an economic issue display collectivism and activism as part of the phenomenon of postmodern society as well.
Perry, Taylor M., "Reacciones culturales a la sociedad del consumismo en España contemporánea: correlaciones entre la economía y los repertorios culturales". Senior Theses, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 2014.
Trinity College Digital Repository, http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/theses/430