Inalienable Wealth and Trauma Resolution: an Explanation of Genealogy Consumption

Andrew Lindridge, Open University, UK
This study explores how inalienable wealth is created through genealogy. The motivation for this wealth existed in personal and inter-generational traumas, including absent father, death during child birth, loss of aristocratic titles and lands, and slavery.
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Andrew Lindridge (2011) ,"Inalienable Wealth and Trauma Resolution: an Explanation of Genealogy Consumption ", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 38, eds. Darren W. Dahl, Gita V. Johar, and Stijn M.J. van Osselaer, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.