TLC 247/8 online Douglas LeBlanc September 27, 2013 News The October 13 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. In this issue the Rev. Mark F.M. Clavier writes about how culture initiates children into consumerism. An excerpt: The commodification of childhood means that young children are introduced to a global market before they have any capacity to cope with it. That global market becomes their world; their exposure to television, film, popular music, and the internet far outweighs in time and attention the impact of any local or traditional culture. This “new digital ecosystem” is where children, even from a very early age, spend much of their leisure time, and marketers see this ecosystem as an environment of almost limitless advertising potential. NewsReviving Interdependence FeaturesInitiation into ConsumerismBy Mark F.M. Clavier Advertisement BooksThe Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan JacobsReview by W.L. “Chip” Prehn C.S. Lewis and Friends edited by David Hein and Edward HendersonReview by Charles R. Henery The Marriage of Faith by Laura DabundoReview by Betsy Childs Frank Sheed and Maisie Ward, edited by David Meconi, SJReview by Patrick J. Hayes The First Thousand Years by Robert Louis WilkenReview by John C. Bauerschmidt Christians, Muslims, and Jesus by Mona SiddiquiReview by David Bertaina Catholic VoicesRemember the Peshawar 81By Patrick Pervez Augustine CulturesBlue-collar RedemptionBy Leonard Freeman Other DepartmentsSunday’s ReadingsPeople & Places Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.