Consuming and Consumption in Third Space Communities: Constructing Sanctuary

James McAlexander, Oregon State University
Beth Default, University of Arizona, USA
As consumers leave community, they often find substitute third places to fill the void. They make choices to invest resources in new consumption constellations, aligned with new practices. These transitional liminal communities, far from being ephemeral and transitory, appear stable, and continue to impact consumer behavior in a lasting relationship.
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James McAlexander and Beth Default (2014) ,"Consuming and Consumption in Third Space Communities: Constructing Sanctuary", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte and Stacy Wood, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 177-183.