The thrill of shopping

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The thrill of shopping


“The Philosophy of Shopping” by Frederique Pernin may be the exact book for shopaholics who often hesitate to express the love of their hobby.
The social criticism that shopaholics are merely slaves to mass consumption makes many shopaholics feel uncomfortable. However, the book sides with shopaholics, maintaining that “shopping is a prism of the current society.” The author focuses on the four factors of shopping. The first factor is watching. Window-shopping without purchasing, the author writes, is the same behavior as viewing art at museums. The other factors are choosing, buying and possession. The author describes shopping as a thrilling activity between surplus and deficit. Published by Gaemagowon, the 165-page book is 9,000 won.
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