Consumismo vs consumerismo

inglés translation: Consumerism Vs thoughtful/informed consumption

20:09 Jan 22, 2021
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Término o frase en español: Consumismo vs consumerismo
SPAIN. From an article about water (not the same one I posted a query about the other day, but related). The problem here is that both the terms in Spanish seem to usually be translated as "consumerism".

"Mientras que el consumismo es la tendencia a comprar y gastar bienes de consumo, a veces impulsivamente y desmesuradamente, el consumerismo a parte de hacer referencia a los derechos del consumidor respecto a la oferta, también implica un consumo responsable y con criterios racionales y mesurados, es decir que sería, en parte, un término contrapuesto. "
neilmac
España
Local time: 12:36
Traducción al inglés:Consumerism Vs thoughtful/informed consumption
Explicación:
Fits the authors distinction ?verdad?

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Thoughtful consumption means considering the social, economic and environmental impacts of our choices. We can consume less by finding the balance between what we need and what we want.
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ormiston
Local time: 12:36
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I showed the author some options (including the ones here) and she suggested “Consumerism vs sustainable and responsible consumer behaviour”, so I’m using something along these lines. Thanks to everyone for the help and comments :-)
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3 +3Consumerism Vs thoughtful/informed consumption
ormiston
4excess consumption/consumerism
Francois Boye
3 +1consumerism vs responsible consumerism
Maria Delgado


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Consumerism Vs thoughtful/informed consumption


Explicación:
Fits the authors distinction ?verdad?

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Note added at 11 minutes (2021-01-22 20:20:31 GMT)
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Thoughtful consumption means considering the social, economic and environmental impacts of our choices. We can consume less by finding the balance between what we need and what we want.

ormiston
Local time: 12:36
Idioma materno: inglés
Pts. PRO en la categoría: 16
Grading comment
I showed the author some options (including the ones here) and she suggested “Consumerism vs sustainable and responsible consumer behaviour”, so I’m using something along these lines. Thanks to everyone for the help and comments :-)

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Coincido  Robert Carter: Or perhaps "sustainable consumption" for the 2nd term? Might also be worth checking the term "hyperconsumerism" for the 1st, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperconsumerism
40 minutos

Coincido  philgoddard
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Coincido  Robert Copeland
5 horas

Discrepo  Francois Boye: consumismo is not consumerism//this is what the text says ' consumismo es la tendencia a comprar y gastar bienes de consumo, a veces impulsivamente y desmesuradamente'
19 horas
  -> But look at the author's text!

Coincido  Shilpa Baliga: or "conscious consumption" for the second one?
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consumerism vs responsible consumerism


Explicación:
Responsible consumerism is when consumers make a purchase choosing those products that have the least impact on the environment and quality of life in general.
Consumption is applied when speaking of water, so then I would use responsible consumption, but if the text refers to consumerism in general the term responsible consumerism might be useful.
https://populationeducation.org/what-is-responsible-consumer...

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https://generationt.asia/ideas/the-rise-of-the-responsible-c...

Maria Delgado
Chile
Local time: 07:36
Idioma materno: español

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Coincido  Luis M. Sosa
28 minutos
  -> Thank you Luis! :-)
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excess consumption/consumerism


Explicación:
consumismo

Tendencia inmoderada a adquirir, gastar o consumir bienes, no siempre necesarios.

Fuente: Real Academia Española


The term consumerism has several definitions.[6] These definitions may not be related to each other and confusingly, they conflict with each other.

One sense of the term relates to efforts to support consumers' interests.[6] By the early 1970s it had become the accepted term for the field and began to be used in these ways:[6]

Consumerism is the concept that consumers should be informed decision makers in the marketplace.[6] In this sense consumerism is the study and practice of matching consumers with trustworthy information, such as product testing reports.

Consumerism is the concept that the marketplace itself is responsible for ensuring social justice through fair economic practices.[6] Consumer protection policies and laws compel manufacturers to make products safe.
Consumerism refers to the field of studying, regulating, or interacting with the marketplace.[6] The consumer movement is the social movement which refers to all actions and all entities within the marketplace which give consideration to the consumer.

While the above definitions were becoming established, other people began using the term consumerism to mean "high levels of consumption".[6] This definition has gained popularity since the 1970s and began to be used in these ways:

Consumerism is the selfish and frivolous collecting of products, or economic materialism. In this sense consumerism is negative and in opposition to positive lifestyles of anti-consumerism and simple living.[6]

Consumerism is a force from the marketplace which destroys individuality and harms society.[6] It is related to globalization and in protest against this some people promote the "anti-globalization movement".[7]

Source: Wikipedia

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Erratum: VS instead of /

Francois Boye
Estados Unidos
Local time: 06:36
Idioma materno: francés
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Usuario que pregunta: I was hoping to find a happy binomial like the Spanish original, but it looks like I'll have to go for something along these lines…

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