Alternative Conceptualizations of the Extended Self

Russell Belk, York University, Canada
Belk’s formulation of the extended self is an influential model of the way we incorporate persons, places, and things into identity. This paper compares extended self to four established alternatives: expanded self, extended mind, multiple selves, and actor network theory. They are found to provide unique emphases, assumptions, and applications.
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Russell Belk (2014) ,"Alternative Conceptualizations of the Extended Self", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte and Stacy Wood, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 251-254.