Consumer culture and Fifty Shades of Grey

In scanning through articles, I came across a different take, written from a humanities grad student perspective.  She makes the link between consumer culture and the book, taking off from Christian’s admission for the philosophy

Do you have a philosophy? If so, what is it?

I don’t have a philosophy as such. Maybe a guiding principle – Carnegie’s: ‘A man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.’ I’m very singular, driven. I like control – of myself and those around me.”

So you want to possess things? You are a control freak.

I want to deserve to possess them, but yes, bottom line, I do.

You sound like the ultimate consumer.

I am.

Read the article here.

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