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Influence of materialism on life satisfaction
Eda Gurel Atay,Joseph Sirgy,Melika Husi?,Muris ?i?i?
Tr?i?te/Market , 2010,
Abstract: This paper builds on Sirgy’s theory of materialism by integrating exposure to materialistic advertising and social influence into a more comprehensive model. The data collected in Bosnia-Herzegovina showed that exposure to materialistic advertising and social influence contributes to materialism. Materialism, in turn, leads to the use of all types of standards of comparison (affective- and cognitive-based expectations) to make judgments about the standard of living. As the use of these standards of comparison increases, people start to evaluate their standard of living more negatively and these negative evaluations of the standard of living lead to a dissatisfaction with life.
Lacanian Materialism and the Question of the Real  [PDF]
Tom Eyers
Cosmos and History : the Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy , 2011,
Abstract: This article attempts to explain the ambiguous association of Lacanian psychoanalysis with materialism. Resisting attempts to divide Lacan’s work into discrete periods, I argue that, throughout his work, Lacan was concerned with articulating aspects of language and subjectivity that resist incorporation into networks of idealised meaning or sense, and that it is this emphasis on the materiality of language, routed through the concept of the Real, that makes up theparticular ‘materialism’ of Lacanian theory. The emergence of this strain of thinking is located in Lacan’s radical reworking of Freud’s theses on primary narcissism.
Environmental Historical Materialism
1Mohammed Shamim Uddin Khan,2Tanvir Mohammad Hayder Arif,2Mohammed Shahedul Quader
Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: This article explains the market-based solutions to global warming are the product of the neo-liberal world order. There are two conflicts in market-based solutions, which are found in the sustainable development and environmental inequality between the North and South both suggest that the neo-liberal discourse largely influences global warming policy. To support this argument, a critical analysis is applied drawn from a neo-Gramscian discourse that positions historical materialism at the center of the political economy of global warming. Such an analysis is called environmental historical materialism and applies three interrelated concepts to capitalist societies and the struggle for capital accumulation; ‘hegemony`, ‘historical dialectic` and ‘historic bloc`. Environmental historical materialism is important because it firstly integrates historical social structures that explain the process of economic, political and socio-cultural change in global warming policy. And secondly, as a historical and dialectical relationship between capitalism and environmentalism, it exposes contradiction and conflict in the hegemonic world order to identify possibilities for an environmentally ‘ethical` counter-hegemony.
Research Progress on the Influence of Materialism and Its Interventions  [PDF]
Shuxiang Fu, Yaozhong Liu
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2019.103025
Abstract: In recent years, related research on materialism has been widely concerned by scholars at home and abroad, but most of the research is based on its negative influence. Will materialism have a positive impact? How to deal with the negative effects of materialism? It should also cause our concern. This paper introduces the positive and negative effects of materialism from four levels of individual, consumption, organization and society, and summarizes the interventions of materialism. Future research should continue to improve the concept of materialism, expand research levels, and develop effective intervention strategies.
Manuel Castells and Historical Materialism  [PDF]
Mark Cowling
Open Journal of Political Science (OJPS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojps.2014.41001
Abstract:

Considering the very large volume of work produced by Castells, the relative scarcity of secondary literature discussing his theories is somewhat surprising. Castells does not really try to situate his theories about the network society in relation to Marxism. The argument of this paper is that Castells provides a plausible account of some major features of the means of production in the contemporary phase of capitalism, and also of the effects of this on society more generally. His theories could form the basis of an academically respectable version of historical materialism. Some problems with his theories are discussed.

Justice Could Be Highlighted in the Perspective of Historical Materialism  [PDF]
Guowang Xu, Wei Zheng
Advances in Historical Studies (AHS) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ahs.2016.53013
Abstract: How to understand the relationship between historical materialism and Marx’s idea of justice? The well-know Canadian philosopher, Kai Nielsen, “who is indeed closer to Marxist moralism in substantive conclusion, but, methodologically speaking, it is more in the spirit of Marxist immoralism” (Nielsen,1987: p. 114), points out Marx’s ideological system is not a valueless theory of science and society, and the facts and value judgments can be unified in Marx’s theory. Nielsen reveals the profound idea of justice as the basic dimension of historical materialism, and the internal unity of fact judgment and value judgment in a dual dimensions, based on the perspective of historical materialism, showing “justice could be highlighted in the perspective of historical materialism”.
The Religious Profile of Development Regions
MANUELA GHEORGHE
Revista Roman? de Sociologie , 2011,
Abstract: The fact that in Romania brought to experts' attention new research themes and challenges, not to mention the need for specific perspectives for the sustainable development of such regions. We carried out a secondary analysis of a field investigation. Our analysis provided suggestions regarding the outline of certain common features or interregional and religious discrepancies.
Truth, Narrative, and Opening Space  [PDF]
Matthew Z. Donnelly
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2012.24032
Abstract: This paper identifies the difficulties in confronting novel history from both a rigorous scientific and artistic literary perspectives and suggests a practical reconciliation—in the form of a discussion and metaphorical opening space—between the two apparent poles of historical understanding and their accompanying genres, types, and tropes.
The Impact of Religiosity on Peer Communication, the Traditional Media, and Materialism among Young Adult Consumers
Eric V. Bindah,Md Nor Othman
International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: The main objectives of this study are to compare the differences between the various religious groups and peer communication, the traditional media and materialism among young adult consumers in Malaysia. This paper briefly conceptualizes the role of peer communication, and the traditional media in the development of values based on existing literature. Next, a brief review of literature is made to illustrate the association between religiosity and materialism. This study takes place in Malaysia, a country in the Southeast Asia embracing a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society. Preliminary statistical procedures were employed to examine possible significant group differences in peer communication, traditional media and materialism based on various major beliefs system endorsed by Malaysians. A one-way analysis of variance was utilised to determine the significant differences in terms of religion with respect to their responses on the various measures. When there were significant differences, Post Hoc Tests (Scheffe) were used to determine the particular groups which differed significantly within a significant overall one-way analysis of variance. The implications, significance and limitations of the study are discussed as a concluding remark.
The Roots of American Religious Liberty  [cached]
Charles C. Haynes
American Studies Journal , 2007,
Abstract: From the colonial era to the present, religions and religious beliefs have played a significant role in the political life of the United States. Religion has been at the heart of some of the best and some of the worst movements in American history. The guiding principles that the framers intended to govern the relationship between religion and politics are set forth in Article VI of the Constitution and in the opening sixteen words of the First Amendment.
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