The Consuming City: Economic Stratification and the Glasgow Effect

Kathy Hamilton, University of Strathclyde, UK
Katherine Trebeck, Oxfam, UK
The development of consumer culture in Glasgow, Scotland has been a central strategy in response to the identity crisis caused by de-industrialisation. We consider whether regeneration strategies that centre on consumption are effective or whether they are they counter-productive and instead harming the social assets of citizens.
[ to cite ]:
Kathy Hamilton and Katherine Trebeck (2013) ,"The Consuming City: Economic Stratification and the Glasgow Effect", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 41, eds. Simona Botti and Aparna Labroo, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.