Eurasian Economists Association

International Conference on Eurasian Economies

17-18 September 2013 – St. Petersburg, RUSSIA

Paper detail

Paper ID : 729
Status : Paper published
Language : Turkish
Topic : Natural Resources and Environment
Presenter: Mrs. Naile Karakehya
Session : 6C Bölgesel Konular

Environmental Effects of the Consumerist Society
Tüketim Toplumunun Çevresel Etkileri


Consumerist society is a concept which was exist in modern history and raised up with postmodern period. Therefore, it belongs to the period of time corresponding to after modernity of mankind. Some features of the consumerist society like consumption of images and consumption for pleasure, causes serious environmental problems. Because of frantic production and energy consumption in order to meet the demands about consuming and discharging of goods without obsolescence, our planet is becoming less and less livable. Create awareness of this is to be done first to put a stop to dangerous downturn. In order to emerge a social reaction and to provide conscious consumption, it is necessary to create awareness about the damage to the environment of people first. Otherwise it seems to, it will not be a livable world for our future and our children. Here the key issue at this point to keep in mind is, there is no other planet that we can live yet.

JEL codes: Q00, A14

Karakehya, Naile (2013). "Environmental Effects of the Consumerist Society" in Proceedings of International Conference of Eurasian Economies 2013, pp.778-782, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA.


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Session 6C: Bölgesel Konular

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