Selfish Sharing

Russell Belk, York University, Canada
While sharing is ideally an inclusionary act of caring, in practice it is often an exclusionary act of egoistic selfishness. This is seen in the “sharing economy.” I consider gated communities where residents who share common facilities are more interested in excluding others than participating in sharing within their communities.
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Russell Belk (2016) ,"Selfish Sharing", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44, eds. Page Moreau and Stefano Puntoni, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 37-41.