“Consumerism – people purchasing goods and consuming materials in excess of their basic needs”
Some more things which I have found. As explained before, I am posting them for my own ease of reference, but it would be great if I could have some of your input too!
I also had a gander at Amish communities. For those who don’t know, they are christian people who live very simply. They wear plain dress and are reluctant to adopt modern convenience. They don’t have electricity and disassociate themselves with militarism and consumerism. I don’t know what help researching this is going to give me, but it’s research nevertheless.