The world of work and consumerism


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The world of work and consumerism by Mind Map: The world of work and consumerism

1. globalization

1.1. def.: Globalization or globalisation is the process of interaction and integration among people, companies, and governments worldwide.

1.2. improvements of transport and communication, better access to goods and services

1.3. broadens global access to labour markets and cheaper production

1.4. increased job opportunities -> lifted people in developing countries out of poverty

1.5. bad working conditions

1.6. emergence of multinational companies, puts more power in the hands of multinational corporations

1.7. cultural unification, homogenization, loss of diversity

2. consumerism

2.1. def.: Consumerism is a social and economic order that encourages the purchase of goods and services in ever-greater amounts.

2.2. influence through advertising

2.3. imposition on personal space through advertising

2.4. continually creating new needs

2.5. state of dissatisfaction

2.6. culture promotes consumption, represents a good life, higher society standard

2.7. cycle of wanting more

3. consumer society

3.1. more factories, more jobs, increased wages

3.2. spending money on non-essentials

3.3. number of goods in offer increased due to growing demand and improvements of transportation

3.4. fast fashion!!

4. throwaway society

4.1. goods are not designed to be easily repairable, made to fail, planned obsolescence

4.2. old is thrown away and new is bought

4.3. impact on the planet

4.4. high use of resources, running out of ressources

4.5. zero waste challenge

5. industrialization

5.1. occupations replaced by robots or computers

5.2. Increase in unemployment rate

5.3. bay saving on wages, goods became cheaper an dmore affordabale

6. gender issues

6.1. more men in top positions than women

6.2. domestic work

6.3. lower wages for women

6.4. Worse career opportunities for women