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date: 11 July 2020

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In this article, the main debates on consumption in Latin America, a topic that has yet to receive full scholarly attention, are analyzed. Current discussions tend to limit its focus to the possession of goods and public services. Historiographical quarrels comprise different perspectives and approaches that include commodity histories and the study of imports, local development, the arrival of modernity, globalization, consumer culture, and the relationship between consumption and political activism.

Keywords: consumerism, commodity history, globalization, consumer culture, political activism, consumer associations, defense of consumer, consumer environment, Hispanic/Latino culture

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