The Socioeconomics of Consumption: Solutions to the Problems of Interest, Knowledge, and Identity
This paper is a review of the socio-economic literature on consumption. Considering consumption as a social activity, it examines how consumption solves the problems of interest, knowledge, and identity. It also discusses the main themes and important contributions in each category and offers suggestions for further research.
|Date of creation:||Oct 2005|
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|Publication status:||Forthcoming in The Elgar Handbook of Socio-Economics edited by John B. Davis, Wilfred Dolfsma, Elizabeth Oughton, and Jane Wheelock|
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