Marketspace Power Struggles: Families Confronting Spatial Limitations

Marlys Mason, Oklahoma State University
Teresa Pavia, Unviersity of Utah
A significant number of families encounter spatial limitations in the marketplace stemming from the disability of one of their children. Restrictions arise in many areas, such as limited mobility, difficulty engaging with the market environment or time limitations. A phenomenological approach provides family perspectives on the marketspace, how they contest spatial limitations of the market and how they attempt to reclaim their “place in the market” as they move out of the shadows of disability-invisibility. The meanings of public and private activities are explored as are culturally embedded notions of ability and disability.
[ to cite ]:
Marlys Mason and Teresa Pavia (2007) ,"Marketspace Power Struggles: Families Confronting Spatial Limitations", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 34, eds. Gavan Fitzsimons and Vicki Morwitz, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 590-595.