[csaa-forum] wants/needs

Jane Armstrong J.N.Armstrong at exchange.curtin.edu.au
Wed Dec 1 19:00:18 CST 2004

On 1/12/04 9:40 AM, "Alan McKee" <a.mckee at qut.edu.au> wrote:

Hello everybody, 

Just been reading some writing on public broadcasting, and I'm fascinated 
by the durability of the 'want/need' binary in critical thinking (as in 
'commercial culture encourages people to buy things they think they want, 
not what they really need'). I'm interested in what we currently think are 
real needs, and what are merely wants, in twenty first century Australia. 
If anyone has a few spare seconds, would you mind putting 'need' or 'want' 
next to the ten items on this list, and emailing it to me at 
a.mckee at qut.edu.au? 

Love youse all 

Alan McKee 

washing machine - need
lipstick - want 
children's toys - want 
bathroom cleaning products - want
car - need
books - need
televisions - want
shaving products - don't want don't need
CDs - want
breakfast cereal - want

Alan McKee, PhD 
Film and Television 
Creative Industries Precinct 
Queensland University of Technology 
Kelvin Grove 
QLD 4059 

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07 3864 8195 (fax) 


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