Introduction: Consumer Culture Theory: Ten Years Gone (and Beyond)

Eric Arnould, Craig J. Thompson

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Purpose-This paper reflects on the development of Consumer Culture Theory, both as a field of research and as an institutional classification, since the publication of Arnould and Thompson (2005). Methodology/approach-This paper takes a conceptual/historical orientation that is based upon the authors' experiences over the course of the 10-year CCT initiative (including numerous conversations with fellow CCT colleagues). Findings-The authors first discuss key benchmarks in the development of the CCT community as an organization. Next, the authors highlight key intellectual trends in CCT research that have arisen since the publication of their 2005 review and discuss their implications for the future trajectories of CCT research. Originality/value-The paper by Arnould and Thompson (2005) has proven to be influential in terms of systematizing and placing a widely accepted disciplinary brand upon an extensive body of culturally oriented consumer research. The CCT designation has also provided an important impetus for institution building. The 10-year anniversary of this article (and not incidentally the CCT conference from which the papers in this volume hail) provides a unique opportunity for the authors to comment upon the broader ramifications of their original proposals.

TitelConsumer culture theory : Research in Consumer Behavior
RedaktørerAnastasia E. Thyroff, Jeff B. Murray, Russell W. Belk
UdgivelsesstedBingley, UK
ForlagEmerald Group Publishing
ISBN (Trykt)9781785603235
StatusUdgivet - 2015

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