Conversations on the Sacred and Spirituality in Consumer Behavior

Pauline Maclaran, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Russell Belk, York University, Canada
Stephen Gould, Baruch College, USA
Elif Izberk-Bilgin, University of Michigan, USA
Richard Kedzior, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Robert Kozinets, York University, Canada
Hope Jensen Schau, University of Arizona, USA
Linda Scott, University of Oxford, UK
John F. Sherry, University of Notre Dame, USA
Eric Arnould, University of Bath, UK
In this roundtable, we question the ways in which the ‘sacred’ is distinct from spirituality, and ask whether the broadening of the concept has resulted in a reduction of its analytical power. The session will benefit all those interested in the sacred and spirituality in consumer behavior.
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Pauline Maclaran, Russell Belk, Stephen Gould, Elif Izberk-Bilgin, Richard Kedzior, Robert Kozinets, Hope Jensen Schau, Linda Scott, John F. Sherry, and Eric Arnould (2012) ,"Conversations on the Sacred and Spirituality in Consumer Behavior", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep Gürhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 1094-1095.