conspicuous consumption

(noun) “[B]uying and using products to make a statement about social standing” (OpenStax College 2012).

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: conspicuous consumptions

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. Theoretical Perspectives on Social Stratification. Connexions, May 14, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42845/1.2/).