Shopping for Civic Values: Exploring the Emergence of Civic Consumer Culture in Contemporary Western Society

Dermody, Janine and Hanmer-Lloyd, Stuart and Scullion, Richard (2009) Shopping for Civic Values: Exploring the Emergence of Civic Consumer Culture in Contemporary Western Society. Advances in Consumer Research, 36. pp. 316-324. ISSN 0098-9258

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Abstract

In this paper we critique how consumerism is considered an antithesis of citizenship, how acting as a consumer and acting in a civic manner are often viewed as detached parts of our lives. We seek to do this by exploring the blurring of consumerism and citizenship, which is culminating in an emerging area of politicised consumption based on citizenly rights, obligations and social inclusion together with competition and autonomous choice. We illustrate this emergence with specific reference to 'green' citizen-consumers to demonstrate the changing face of civic society in the west, where shopping can act as a vector for civic values and hence facilitates the emergence of civic consumer culture in contemporary western society.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Consumerism; consumer behaviour; consumer research
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Computing and Applied Sciences > Business School > Marketing and Retail
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 13:29
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2015 16:31
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1155

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