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dc.contributor.authorEmerald, Neal D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:57:49Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:57:49Z
dc.date.issued2004-11-02en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-12272004-133514en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37161
dc.description.abstractAdvertising and marketing have shaped the behavior and psychological profile of the American consumer. Consumerism is at the crux of a number of important issues affecting the nation and the world -- creation and maintenance of the false self, spiritual emptiness, detachment from nature, and sustainability. Current levels of consumption are ecologically destructive and unsustainable. Understanding the psychological and spiritual effects of consumerism may be important to reverse the trend of increasing consumption. Opportunities for ecosophical development are key to promoting the behavioral changes necessary to reestablish our connection with nature and address the problems of consumerism and sustainability.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartcapstonefinal11-29-04.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectSpiritualityen_US
dc.subjectHuman Spiriten_US
dc.subjectSustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectSelf Realizationen_US
dc.subjectConsumerismen_US
dc.subjectSelf-Actualizationen_US
dc.titleConsumerism, Nature, and the Human Spiriten_US
dc.typeMajor paperen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNatural Resourcesen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNatural Resourcesen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairTrauger, David L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcMullin, Steve L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWright, Brett A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCross, Gerald H.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12272004-133514/en_US
dc.date.sdate2004-12-27en_US
dc.date.rdate2005-01-06
dc.date.adate2005-01-06en_US


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