David Cloutier makes the case some things are “comforts” that exist between a “necessity” and a “luxury.

David Cloutier

  1. In chapter 7 of The Vice of Luxury, David Cloutier makes the case some things are “comforts” that exist between a “necessity” and a “luxury.” What does he mean by a comfort, and how is it different from a necessity or a luxury?

 

  1. In chapter 7 of The Vice of Luxury, David Cloutier argues that in today’s society an automobile is not a “necessity” in the same way that food or clothing is, but instead is a “necessity” because of how American society has envisioned the ideal lifestyle in the post-World War 2 period. Explain what he means by this point.

 

  1. In “A Christian Reconfiguration of Shopping,” Michelle Gonzalez introduces the concept of “concupiscence.” How does she define concupiscence, and how does she relate it to the activity of shopping?
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