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Etos pracy versus etos konsumpcji we współczesnym społeczeństwie
Ethos of work versus the ethos of consumption in modern‑day society

Author(s): Felicjan Bylok
Subject(s): Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: consumption; ethos of work; ethos of consumption; consumerism
Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the issues of the transformation in the relations betweenwork and consumption. The main aim of the said paper is to describe the changes inthe relations between the ethos of work and the ethos of consumption in contemporarysociety. The author in question focuses on the answer to the question relating to inwhat area does the ethos of works become replaced by the ethos of consumption in thesystem of social values and what impact this has on human behaviour in contemporarysociety. The realization of the accepted aim was possible thanks to the application of themethod of critical analysis of the sources of national and foreign literature with refer‑ence to consumption. In this paper, an outline of the historical changes in the approachto work and consumption has been presented. The changes in the forms of work andtheir consequences with relation to consumption have been described. Apart from thisfact, the transformation of the perception of work in terms of values has been presented.As a result of the research carried out, the consequences of the impact of the ethos ofconsumption on human behaviour in the sphere of work and consumption has beenindicated.