The intersubjectivity of family consumption: Intra-family consumer identity and the family scape

Jeppe Trolle Linnet

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2008
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventPort of Call: ACR 2008 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 23. Oct 200826. Oct 2008

Conference

ConferencePort of Call: ACR 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period23/10/200826/10/2008

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