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Civilization: Is the West History? Consumerism

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Today, consumer goods are becoming more homogenous, and with increasingly few exceptions, big-name brands dominate shopping malls all around the globe. Most people dress the same and want the same latest technological gadgets. But where did this uniformity come from? The answer is a combination of the Industrial Revolution and the rise of the consumer society. Part of the "Civilization: Is the West History?" series. Please note this title contains mature themes.

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5 ceramic copies of a Ming Dynasty Chinese soldier standing in a walled area holding spears, dressed in long robes with wide sleeves, protective leather shoulder pads, belted chest armor, bronze helmets with a spike.
Civilization: Is the West History?
Episode 1
47 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Etching of a long haired man in night clothes looking through a long telescope supported by a stand. The man is seated behind the scope and the scope extends up to an open window. The room is richly furnished.
Civilization: Is the West History?
Episode 2
47 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Old sepia-toned map shows property lines with parcels numbered and geographic features noted on map.
Civilization: Is the West History?
Episode 3
47 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Asian city at night with brightly illuminated neon building signs and crowds of people walking.
Civilization: Is the West History?
Episode 5
47 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12