The Path to Financial Peace: Understanding Cultural Meanings Within the Anti-Consumer Debt Subculture

Nicholas Pendarvis, University of South Carolina, USA
Mitch Murdock, University of South Carolina, USA
David Crockett, University of South Carolina, USA
This research uses qualitative methods to examine the sociocultural factors and discursive processes involved as an emerging consumer subculture simultaneously abandons traditional markers of high status in Western society (e.g., large homes, expensive cars) and supplants these consumption objects and their associated meanings with practices that represent “debt-free living.”
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Nicholas Pendarvis, Mitch Murdock, and David Crockett (2015) ,"The Path to Financial Peace: Understanding Cultural Meanings Within the Anti-Consumer Debt Subculture", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43, eds. Kristin Diehl and Carolyn Yoon, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 801-801.