Potential Contributions From Contemporary Social Science Literature: Expanding Cultural Understanding in Consumer Research

Kivilcim Dogerlioglu-Demir, Washington State University, USA
Jeffrey Radighieri, Washington State University, USA
Patriya Tansuhaj, Washington State University, USA
This paper reviews the social sciences to identify theories and concepts that can contribute to research on cultural consumer behavior. A review of the top ten cited journals from five disciplines revealed 323 relevant articles from the last two years that were content analyzed. These works were classified based on cultural dimensions recently studied by social scientists: language and communication; religion and beliefs; ethnicity, race and nationality; family and gender; government and law; and regionalization and globalization. Our study identifies theories, concepts and underexplored phenomena that can advance the field and our understanding of the role of culture.
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Kivilcim Dogerlioglu-Demir, Jeffrey Radighieri, and Patriya Tansuhaj (2009) ,"Potential Contributions From Contemporary Social Science Literature: Expanding Cultural Understanding in Consumer Research", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 36, eds. Ann L. McGill and Sharon Shavitt, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 631-632.