Shopping to belong
consumerism and the Latino communityStreaming Video - 2009 | Spanish
Most Americans engage in "retail therapy" from time to time, but what form does it take among immigrant populations? Is excessive shopping a way of coming to grips with a new culture-and leaving another behind? This program examines that possibility in the context of the Latino community, raising provocative questions about cultural identity, consumerism, and assimilation. Ten first-generation immigrants from various Latin American countries-including Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela, and Peru-share their thoughts and experiences, shedding light on the transition from impoverished environs to the wealthiest and most extravagant society in the world.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2007.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Alternative Title: Consumerism and the Latino community