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The Analysis of Consumer Culture Embedded in Sister Carrie

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DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2021.030812 | Downloads: 71 | Views: 1104

Author(s)

Li Yujie 1

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1 Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot, 010000, China

Corresponding Author

Li Yujie

ABSTRACT

Sister Carrie is Theodore Dreiser's first work and a world-renowned one. This paper mainly analyzes Sister Carrie under the consumer culture perspective. Because of the second industrial revolution, America economic went through a stage of explosion and stepped into the urbanization. The development of industrial revolution caused the big difference between countryside economy and the city economy. More and more youngsters came to prosperous city in order to achieve their dream to become rich. Carrie is one of them. This paper thoroughly analyzed the demonstrations of consumer cultures exposed by the novel Sister Carrie and criticized the negative impacts of consumer culture from aspects of material consumption, emotion consumption and body consumption.

KEYWORDS

Carrie, Desire, Consumer culture, Money, Social environment

CITE THIS PAPER

Li Yujie, The Analysis of Consumer Culture Embedded in Sister Carrie. Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2021) 3: 57-63. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/jsoce.2021.030812.

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