Creating a Hyper-Place: How Refugee Helpers Create a Place For Their Values

Johanna F. Gollnhofer, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
This ethnography of voluntary refugee helpers shows why and how a meaningful place is produced. By drawing on spatial theory, we map out how activist consumers create a hyper-place: Embedded in the dynamics of demarcating and linking, voluntary helpers set a place apart from the surrounding space and other places.
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Johanna F. Gollnhofer (2016) ,"Creating a Hyper-Place: How Refugee Helpers Create a Place For Their Values ", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44, eds. Page Moreau and Stefano Puntoni, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 732-732.