Gentrification and Consumption: an Exploratory Study

Altan Ilkucan, METU B Turkey
Ozlem Sandikci, Bilkent University B Turkey
ABSTRACT - This study explores the relationship between gentrification and consumption, through an ethnographic study of a gentrified neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey. Specifically, we discuss gentrification as a spatial manifestation of a wider consumption ideology, and gentrifiers as a critical consumption community. We hope to contribute to both gentrification and consumer behavior literatures by offering an emic understanding of gentrifiers and their consumption practices. We also hope to generate interest on the topic among consumer behavior scholars.
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Altan Ilkucan and Ozlem Sandikci (2005) ,"Gentrification and Consumption: an Exploratory Study", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 32, eds. Geeta Menon and Akshay R. Rao, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 474-479.