The Mediating Role of the Built Environment in Family Consumption Practices

Pauline Maclaran, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Margaret K. Hogg, Lancaster University, UK
Carolyn F. Curasi, Georgia State University, USA
We examine how the built environment mediates family life, and particularly relational identities within the family. We conceptualize the relationship between two main dimensions: spaces (firstly for wandering e.g. consumptionscapes; and secondly, for enclosing e.g. domestic places); and relational identities (firstly, maintaining the status quo and secondly, changing identities).
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Pauline Maclaran, Margaret K. Hogg, and Carolyn F. Curasi (2012) ,"The Mediating Role of the Built Environment in Family Consumption Practices ", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep G├╝rhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 616-617.