Shopping to belong

Shopping to belong

consumerism and the Latino community

Streaming Video - 2009 | Spanish
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Most Americans engage in "retail therapy" from time to time, but what form does it take among immigrant populations? Is excessive shopping a way of coming to grips with a new culture-and leaving another behind? This program examines that possibility in the context of the Latino community, raising provocative questions about cultural identity, consumerism, and assimilation. Ten first-generation immigrants from various Latin American countries-including Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela, and Peru-share their thoughts and experiences, shedding light on the transition from impoverished environs to the wealthiest and most extravagant society in the world.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2007
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (30 min.) :,sd., col., digital file


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