Speak to the Leg: a Post-Paralympic Analysis of Consumer-Object Relations

This paper reviews and re-theorises objects in consumer research with specific focus on consumer-object relationships. The research investigates individuals’ experiences of living with a prosthetic limb using phenomenological interviews, diaries and autodriving. Findings are analysed from a posthuman perspective and reports on descriptions of companionship, dependence/independence, identity formation and normality.


Rikke Duus, Andrea Davies, and Michael Saren (2013) ,"Speak to the Leg: a Post-Paralympic Analysis of Consumer-Object Relations ", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 10, eds. Gert Cornelissen, Elena Reutskaja, and Ana Valenzuela, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 340-340.


Rikke Duus, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Andrea Davies, University of Leicester
Michael Saren, University of Leicester


E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 10 | 2013

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