Black Friday: Businesses, Consumerism, and American Tradition
The relationship between Thanksgiving and Black Friday used to be fairly defined: give thanks for what you have on Thursday, buy what you donâ€™t have on Black Friday. However, as shopping becomes a dominant theme of the holiday weekend, this relationship is becoming increasingly paradoxical and tenuous. This is an increasingly consumerist society driven by the need to buy more, and more. But what about the holiday itself? What if we spend less and less time with our families? ...