Social Conflict and Consumption: a Meta-Analytical Perspective

Katharina C. Husemann, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Marius K. Luedicke, Cass Business School, City University London, UK
This study sketches out the conceptual contours of “consumption-mediated social conflict”. Building on theoretical groundwork from sociology and conceptual synthesis of 13 original consumer culture studies, the authors distill three prevalent patterns of social conflict in consumption contexts—emancipatory, ideology-advocating, and authenticity-protecting conflicts—and discuss implications for future conflict research.
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Katharina C. Husemann and Marius K. Luedicke (2013) ,"Social Conflict and Consumption: a Meta-Analytical Perspective", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 41, eds. Simona Botti and Aparna Labroo, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.