An Exploration of Consumers’ Use of Disposing Practices in Their Daily Lives

Meltem Ture, Bilkent University, Turkey
Guliz Ger, Bilkent University, Turkey
The study approaches disposing as a mundane practice and explores the ways in which consumers use it as they construct their identities. The particular manner of disposing is found to serve consumers in defining and classifying their consumption practices. It also helps consumers deal with conflicting ideologies and norms.
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Meltem Ture and Guliz Ger (2011) ,"An Exploration of Consumers’ Use of Disposing Practices in Their Daily Lives", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 39, eds. Rohini Ahluwalia, Tanya L. Chartrand, and Rebecca K. Ratner, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 32-33.