Consumption, Society and Culture --of "Robinson Crusoe" What is the Story? • 1st stage : Dreames of going on sea voyages. • 2nd stage: --Two "not so good" sea voyages -- New life in Brazil • 3nd stage : Life on the island • 4th stage : Back to England A productionist orientation? Yes Plot One: Life Before on the Island Plot Two:Life After on the Island • The beginning: Self-sufficiency food, fresh water, shelter, transportation, clothes, furniture • Starting to have a society: Meeting Friday own a kingdom, live like in a small society • The last period: before going back to England reflection on the life on island Debate one: Robinson Crusoe's attitude towards the nature of the relationship between production and consumption is consistend, irrespective of whether he is on or off the island. Pro: Maslow’s hierarchy The last period before going back Meet Friday Life on the island The consistence between production and consumption • Physiological--The production was made in the needs: on the island: food, water, clothes, furniture, transportation off the island: the demand of the society • Safety: both on or off the island: the larger demand was, the more effort was taken to supply the demand . Production Love/Belonging •Friday : the first sound of a man’s voice Self-esteem •Confidence of behaving as a leader •Cooperation Self-actualization •Acceptance of facts/reality • Efforts to save Friday • Produce more food Consumption • The ability to fulfil the demand of being part of the society (small) • Make another • The wish of leaving canoe, defend the the island cannibals, quell a • Future safety mutiny with Friday’s help • Leave all belongings to Friday and other people • Intangible satisfaction in terms of emotions, feelings Production & Consumption is consistent! Thanks for listening!