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Question: TMA 03 Part 1 - Essay Plan [Word count 307]

TMA 03 Part 2 – Describe the argument that inequality constrains a consumer society. [Word count 1243]

TMA 03 Part 3 – Self Reflection [Word count 95]

DD102 Introducing the social sciences

Answer: TMA 03 Part 2 Consumer habits have evolved over the years, leading to significant changes in the world that have become a defining feature of the 21st century. What, where and how we purchase goods can determine an individual’s identity and social status, which can lead to divisions and injustices in our present-day societies. Inequalities develop when individual choices and freedoms are restricted due to financial or social limitations, excluding them from the partaking in consumer activities. This essay will detail how inequality constricts a consumer society by drawing on the work of Bauman (1988) before outlining the claim that supermarkets disadvantage independent retailers and consumers. Finally, it will describe how inequality affects the wider consumer picture on a global scale. These will now be described in more detail.
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  • Subject: Social Science
  • Course: DD102 Introducing the social sciences
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1645
  • Date submitted: April 15, 2018
  • Date written: March, 2017
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8358

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