This study of everyday consumption is based on an ethnographic fieldwork conducted among four Danish middle-class families in Copenhagen, from which an illustrative example of family car purchase is drawn. By introducing two new concepts to the study of family consumption; intra-family consumer identity and family scape, I analyze how family members negotiate purchase decisions, and relate to each other’s preferences and desires, as well as those of other families. I consider how family members' interrelations as consumers and long-term negotiations over symbolic meanings of consumption are formed by social normativities and structures which they both resist and draw upon.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||Port of Call: ACR 2008 - San Francisco, United States|
Duration: 23. Oct 2008 → 26. Oct 2008
|Conference||Port of Call: ACR 2008|
|Period||23/10/2008 → 26/10/2008|